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Meridian tests for mold problem at 1 of its fire stations

January 1, 2020 GMT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A city in eastern Mississippi is testing for possible mold contamination at one of its fire stations.

Meridian Mayor Percy Bland said in a news release Tuesday that firefighters are temporarily moving out of the potentially dangerous building. They will keep covering their existing territory but will work from another fire station nearby.

“My office will work to remedy this situation as quickly and efficiently as possible,” Bland said.

The potentially contaminated fire station opened in April 2013. It was built to serve what was then a newly annexed area of Meridian in northeastern Lauderdale County. The structure cost almost $900,000.