Cost Doubles to Move Downtown Reno Fire Station

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The cost of moving Reno's downtown fire station to build a baseball stadium has doubled since officials want two new stations.

The Reno City Council is being asked to approve spending some $3 million to build temporary fire stations at Valley Road and Fourth Street and on Grand Sierra Resort land.

The stations must open before the end of February so the current station can be bulldozed to build a stadium for that the Triple A baseball team being moved from Tucson, Arizona.

Fire Chief Paul Wagner told the Council yesterday that the Grand Sierra site would help fill a hole in fire suppression.

Councilwoman Jessica Sferrazza said she's irritated the cost has more than doubled in a month and questioned whether the city will have enough money to build permanent stations.

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