Newberry residents gather for renovated fire station ribbon-cutting

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NEWBERRY, Fla. (WCJB)-- Residents were treated to a tour of the newly-renovated fire station number 28 in Newberry on Thursday.

Work on the building took more than two years to complete and Chief Ben Buckner says the firefighters did a lot of the work.

Now the station has more space for on-duty personnel as well as a bay for a new ambulance from Alachua County Fire Rescue.

“The community has a lot of pride in the fire department and from what you saw today there was quite a good turnout from the community and its pride for the community and they're proud of the fire department,” said Chief Buckner.

The first station is expected to provide service to a 64-square-mile area.