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Case for new station?
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Times photo: Brenda Steurer A fire at the Badger State Ethanol plant Monday brought 77 area emergency responders and 20 vehicles to the scene on West 17th Street in Monroe. A second fire station on the west side could have saved precious time and earlier control of the fire, according to Monroe Fire Chief Daryl Rausch. A proposed new fire station would be located across the street from the plant.
MONROE - A fire station on Monroe's west side, proposed but still in early planning stages, could have saved time and money for local fire departments and for the Badger State Ethanol plant during a fire there Monday. "Absolutely, the sooner we are able to start fighting a fire, the smaller and more manageable it will be," Monroe Fire Chief Daryl Rausch commented Thursday on The Monroe Times Web site.