BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Kingston community could be one step closer to a new fire station. It comes after marches, a sit-in and months of waiting for funding for the new building.
The Birmingham City Council is discussing a resolution for the purchase of property on Richard Arrington Junior Boulevard and 42nd Street North. The $42,000 agreement would be made with the First Colored Baptist Church of East Lake 77th Street.
The old Fire Station 8 was torn down back in May because of safety concerns, leaving Kingston residents without a fire station in the neighborhood. Funding for a new station was approved by the city council back in August.