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West Pierce Fire & Rescue Closes University Place Station

West Pierce Fire & Rescue announced today that it's closing a station in University Place. West Pierce serves both Lakewood and UP. Here is the statement:

West Pierce Fire & Rescue Station 32, located at 7909 40th Street W, opened its doors over 50 years ago to serve the citizens of University Place long before it ever became a city.  Thousands of emergencies have been responded to over the years from this station.  As of July 29, 2014 this station has been closed and emergency responses will no longer be provided from Station 32.

The crews from Station 32 have been relocated just a few blocks away to Station 31, located at 3631 Drexler Drive West.  There has not been a reduction in staffing and emergency response for that area will not be affected.