Lafayette fire station to open in August after disagreement with PG&E caused delay

LAFAYETTE, Calif. (KGO) -- Lafayette is one step closer to getting a new and improved fire station, and it's partly thanks to ABC7 News.

Fire Station 16 on Happy Valley Road was closed since 2013 because of budget cuts and structural issues.

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It was supposed to be ready this past April, but a disagreement with PG&E over the placement of a meter caused a delay.

One county supervisor says ABC7's reporting last week helped apply pressure to get this milestone done.

PG&E has apologized for the hold up.

The station is now expected to open in August.
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