Construction is underway for a new fire hall in Elko.

New fire hall to be constructed in Elko

Construction has started on a new fire hall in Elko. The two bay fire hall is set to be complete by mid-October.

Construction has started on a new fire hall in Elko. The two bay fire hall is set to be complete by mid-October and fully functional soon after that.

Sanford Brown, Building and Protective Services Manager for the Regional District of East Kootenay, said that he hopes to have the hall operational “as soon as we can.”

“They’ve put in the foundation and are framing walls at this point. Construction is underway,” he said.

The new hall is just one for two new projects occurring for the Elko Fire Department. The second project is renovating the basement of the old Elko schoolhouse to act as offices and room for training volunteers and staff.

Brown said that both projects are staying within their projected budget, and should both be completed later this fall.