Storm floods Santa Maria fire station
December 15, 2014
A flood at a city emergency response station in Santa Maria during heavy rainfall on Thursday night as resulted in the temporary closing of the station, according to the city’s fire department. [KSBY]
Firefighters are still responding to the storm damage at 300 West Cook Street, which has caused the firefighters to seek temporary shelter. The storm affected every room of the building, leaving approximately 2 to 2.5 inches of water throughout the station, Santa Maria Fire Chief Dan Orr said.
As a result of the flooding, Santa Maria Fire Station 1 will be closed for two weeks. The crew occupying the structure is moving into another fire station during daytime hours.
Response times may be affected at night, Orr said.