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Staffing shortage strains South Hills Fire Department in Kanawha County

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The sign outside the South Hills Fire Department says it is closed today.

According to the Fire Chief, other fire stations will have to cover the area today after a shortage of employees forced them to close.

The Fire Chief says they're shorthanded three people after three of his men retired last week, and the City has a hiring freeze on the Department.

The nearest station is about five miles away.

 

Every other station is covered today.