New firehouse at the top of Kingsbury |

New firehouse at the top of Kingsbury

Gregory Crofton

Tahoe-Douglas firefighters could move into a new $1.1 million station on top of Kingsbury Grade as early as the middle of December.

Construction of the two-story concrete and shingle building started in May. Since then, firefighters have made do at a temporary station at an old Nevada Department of Transportation equipment site on Logging Road Lane. A trailer and large tent at that site have sufficed since the old station on Kingsbury was demolished to make room for the new one.

“The old building was really starting to show its age. It was built in the ’60s,” said Battalion Chief Ken Poohachoff. “The new station will provide us room for growth.”

The new station is two stories instead of one, has longer and higher bays to house two engines, and has separate sleeping quarters for four instead of a group sleeping area that could only accommodate three.

The Kingsbury station is the last of Tahoe-Douglas’ four fire houses to be rebuilt. The other stations are at Round Hill, Zephyr Cove and Glenbrook.

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