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Engine 39 moves to first newly built station since Hurricane Katrina

Engine 39 moves to first newly built station since Hurricane Katrina

Fire Station 39 Fire Station 39

Living in trailers since Hurricane Katrina, firefighters on Engines 39 and 22 have moved into a brand new 9,000 square-foot facility in the Lower 9th Ward.

Last minute touches are being placed on the building ahead of the grand opening ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

City, state and federal officials broke ground on the fire station back in 2013.

The firefighters stationed in the Lower 9th Ward had been working out of trailers since Hurricane Katrina 9 years ago.

This $4.3 million project is being paid for by FEMA recovery dollars, disaster community development block grants and city funds. It is the first fire station to be built in the city since Katrina.

Across the street, work continues on a 60,000 square-foot community center with a pool -- two welcome signs of recovery in the community.

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