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September 1, 2014

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Ceremony marks start of Strip fire station

Officials broke ground on a new fire station Thursday afternoon at the MGM Mirage CityCenter.

CityCenter Fire Station groundbreaking

Engineer Steve Staheli, Capt. Tracy Thomas and firefighter Ron Mauro, all with the Clark County Fire Department, lean on shovels during the groundbreaking for a fire station on the site of MGM Mirage's CityCenter project on Thursday. CityCenter Fire Station 32 is the first in Clark County to be built on a resort property. MGM Mirage is paying to build and equip the station and will also provide funding for four years to pay the salaries of three fire inspectors and a fire department plans checker. Launch slideshow »

The new 5,700-square-foot station, known as CityCenter Fire Station 32, will be the first in the county's history to be built on a resort property, according to Scott Allison, public information officer for the Clark County Fire Department. The fire station is part of an estimated $28 million in public improvements that MGM Mirage agreed to fund as part of a May 2006 development agreement with the county.

MGM Mirage is paying to build and equip the station and will also provide funding for four years to pay the salaries of three fire inspectors and a fire department plans checker.

Officials said the new fire station in the heart of the Strip will meet the goal of having a six-minute response time to any call the fire department receives.

The last major fire on the strip was Jan. 25 at the Monte Carlo, which is just south of the new fire station.

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