Town's fire station deteriorated
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKi / Staff Writer
SHARPSBURG - Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Co.'s station is showing its age and officials say they need a new building that can support the weight of the fleet.
Cracks have appeared in the floor and walls of the building, which was constructed in the 1940s with additions put up in the 1950s and 1970s, Chief Jeremy Gay said.
He said the building's bays weren't designed to hold vehicles as heavy as the ones being built today.
A Washington County engineer who inspected the building found that the station's bays are overburdened and will continue to deteriorate, he said.
Periodic settling caused additional damage to the building, he said. Areas in the rear living quarters have cracked and separated from the main building, he said.