Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Gone in a Rumble: Old Fire Station Bites Dust

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Gone in a Rumble: Old Fire Station Bites Dust

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Byline: Jessie neumann

NAMBOUR residents woke on Saturday morning to find an unexpected gap in the town's main street.

The spot where the local fire station had stood for 58 years was suddenly empty.

Demolition crews moved onto the Currie St site on Friday night and by morning all that remained was a pile of rubble.

While the old building wasn't the prettiest in the town, there will be many who will miss it.

Among them is retired firefighter Fred Heiniger, who began his 40-year career in the building.

"The station itself was a beautiful old brick building with double insulated glass," Mr Heiniger said.

"It was past its use-by date, but it's sad to see it just get demolished and nothing saved."

The station was vacated in 2009 and the Nambour area is now serviced by a new building on Bli Bli Rd.

Mr Heiniger said it simply wasn't big enough for modern-day firefighting.

"We couldn't do anything (to the vehicles) inside the station," he said. …

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