JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The city of Jacksonville is getting ready to spend about $1.2 million to build temporary fire stations to help response times.
The stations will go in places where coverage is low.
The Jacksonville Rescue Fire Department will base the engines near Old St. Augustine Road and Phillips Highway in the Bartram Park area; near the St. Johns Town Center along Brightman Road and at the intersection of Argyle Forest Boulevard and Old Middleburg Road.
Residents in Bartram Park and surrounding neighborhoods have been calling for a new fire station. Over the past year, several homes have suffered serious damage in house fires.
Response times were longer to the area than other places because the nearest fire station was miles away.
The plan still has to be approved by the City Council.