The Hawaii County Council has given final approval to a $6 million funding request for a new fire station on Kawailani Street in Hilo.
The 8-0 vote Tuesday brings total funding for the project to $12 million. Construction of the 12,000-square-foot station is expected to take between 200 and 300 days to complete. The station will serve Panaewa makai and Waiakea Uka areas.
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