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Land donated to Glasgow, WV Volunteer Fire Department, chief says perfect timing

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Land was donated by Appalachian Power to use by the Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department. Land was donated by Appalachian Power to use by the Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department.
GLASGOW, West Virginia -

Soon the Glasgow Fire Department will be able to call a new place home and the community will have a new place to come together.  Last month, their station was hit by lightening and deemed unsafe to occupy.  As a result, the firefighters have had to keep the trucks at various locations around town.  

Crews said things just happened to fall into place at the right time.  This plan has been several years in the making.

Nearly eight acres of land was donated by Appalachian Power to the department.  Fire chief Marty Blankenship said the land is going to be used for much more than just a fire department.  He said several ideas are on the table right now, like a soccer field, track, and maybe a new police department.  Even a recreation hall could be on the property in the near future, according to Blankenship.  

The official deed signing is planned for Monday at 10 a.m.  The ceremony will be held at the Council Chambers at Town Hall on 4th Avenue in Glasgow.