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Published July 11, 2012, 07:37 PM

Small ND Town Gets New Fire Station for $1

WALES, ND (WDAZ-TV) - The tiny North Dakota town of Wales received a big gift on Tuesday. The community of 25 people just northwest of Langdon got a new fire station.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

WALES, ND (WDAZ-TV) - The tiny North Dakota town of Wales received a big gift on Tuesday. The community of 25 people just northwest of Langdon got a new fire station.

The new fire station rolled into town around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Literally.

The 50 by 50 foot building was moved into town by semi. It is the former inspections building that was used at the port of entry which is just north of Langdon.

It took about an hour and a half to haul the building about 25 miles from the border. That port of entry is being rebuilt and the building was no longer needed. The Wales Volunteer fire department made the request for the building and ended up paying a dollar for it. It will be a large improvement over the old building.

"The original building is behind me built in 1971. And we are completely out of room. We don't have room for turn out gear. We have more trucks that can fit inside," Wales firefighter Brian Heart said.

The fire department received a grant for cement floor work under the building and a grant to cover the cost to move the building.

The building cost the federal government $790,000 to build and it's only six years old.

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