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Bayou Cane Fire Department to reopen station, avoid layoffs

The Bayou Cane Fire Department closed this station in November The Bayou Cane Fire Department closed this station in November

Houma, La. - The fire department that covers much of Terrebonne Parish's commercial district now says it won't have to lay off firefighters.

The Bayou Cane Fire Department closed a station on Savanne Road in October and said it would be cutting four positions after voters rejected an additional property tax.

However, Fire Chief Ken Himel says he went back over the budget and found savings that will help the department avoid layoffs.

Two firefighters left the department and an inspector will move into a bookkeeping position.  Those vacancies, along with three more, will not be filled.

Himel says he hopes to reopen the station on Savanne Road sometime early next year.

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