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KVFD to purchase 'blighted' house, raze it for parking


Tonia Copeland

The Kimball Volunteer Fire Department was given to permission this "blighted" house adjacent to the fire station, right, at 204 Webster Street. The fire department plans to raze the house and use it for parking.

The Kimball Fire Department will soon see its location expand.

Fire Chief Rick Wynne was given permission at the July 21 Kimball City Council meeting for the department to purchase a house adjacent to its location. The house will be razed and will be used for parking.

The house, located at 204 Webster Street and owned by Tonia Schindler of Kimball, is vacant and is what Mayor Keith Prunty called "one of our blighted properties."

"The fire department has kind of had issues with this property for a number of years due to its elevation," City Administrator Daniel Ortiz said. "The property is j...

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