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New Fire Station to Open in Palms

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There's a new neighborhood fire station opening up at 3690 Motor Avenue in Palms this Saturday. The dedication ceremony and official grand opening will take place at 10:00 a.m. followed by food, entertainment and tours until 2:00 p.m.

Station 43 was built to be energy efficient and features a "'drive through' feature that prevents the need to block traffic on busy Motor Avenue when rehousing Fire Department vehicles," according to LAFD's blog.

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The previous station on National Blvd., built in 1922, was cramped because it was only designed to house mo more than four firefighters and two fire apparatuses. It was heated by "air forced across hot water pipes from a 200 gallon storage tank".