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Airport Fire Dept Continues Upgrade

Tyrel Schlecht of Piersol Construction grades the gravel bed under the future equipment bay as he works on the new fire station at Spokane International Airport recently. The station will have sleeping quarters for five firefighters and a 34-foot observation tower. (SR photo: Jesse Tinsley)

A new fire station at Spokane International Airport is rising from the grassy flat southwest of the Alaska Airlines terminal. The $8 million project will replace the existing fire station located northeast of the A and B concourses. Airport officials said the old station has reached the end of its useful life. The 17,700-square-foot facility will have four equipment bays. It’s being built by Lydig Construction under a design by Integrus Architecture, both of Spokane. While the new building appears to be located in a remote spot, it’s closer to the center of the main runway as well as the crosswind runway, said Todd Woodard, airport spokesman/Mike Prager, SR. More here.

Question: How often do you visit the Spokane airport in a given year?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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