Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New Fire Base Opens in Sioux Lookout

The Ministry of Natural Resources is celebrating a new fire base in Sioux Lookout.

The province spent 13.7-million dollars on the facility as well as 5.7-million to upgrade living accommodations for staff.

Construction of the fire management headquarters also created about 25-local jobs during construction.

 The government says the energy-efficient building includes modern firefighting equipment and is strategically located so that water bombers, supplies, and firefighters can get to forest fires quickly.