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Springfield Fire Department Opening New Firehouse

The Springfield Fire Department is celebrating the grand-opening of its newest firehouse.

Firehouse 13 was opened today along Historic Route 66 in Springfield that officials believe will cut down on response times in that area.

The next station to be completed will be Fire Station 7, which is located on East Sunshine.

They expect the project to be completed by the end of this year.

The opening of the firehouse kicks off the beginning of the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival.