Lynchburg's oldest fire station set to reopen following renovation

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) Lynchburg's oldest fire station is reopening this week with some new features.

Contractors are finishing up an $815,000 renovation to Fire Station #6. The building opened in 1912 and hasn't undergone any major repairs since the 1980's.

Classic features like the fireman's pole are still in use, but the building now has modern touches like workout equipment and leather chairs.

A third floor space that was previously used for storage has been converted into a training room.

"Being able to get in here and restore this station in a way that meets our needs in today's fire service was really important to us," said Jonathan Wright, a battalion chief for the Lynchburg Fire Department who oversaw the renovation process at fire station #6.

Firefighters are hoping to resume answering calls from the station on Friday.