MOBILE, Alabama (WKRG) – The Douglas A. Melton Station of the Mobile Fire and Rescue Service will be temporarily closed while the city works to remove asbestos, remove mold and other necessary repairs.

In case of a positive test for asbestos in the tile in the building, firefighters and equipment were immediately moved to nearby MFRD stations. According to a press release, firefighters and equipment will be strategically located around Mobile to ensure that the area is covered and the optimal response time is maintained.

The MFRD says it does not expect any impact on the services provided to citizens who rely on Station 8 and its members. The station is located at 57 S. Lafayette Street.

The City of Mobile and the MFRD are committed to the health and safety of every employee and the public services provided to members of our community. We will provide more details on the closure schedule for station 8 as more information becomes available.

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