Loan agreement signed for Wood County "burn building"

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va.-(WTAP) Another step is taken toward construction of a building on Parkersburg's South Side, for fire safety instruction.

Kim Marshall, Secretary of the Wood County Firefighter's Association, says a loan agreement for the structure was recently signed.

The association has plans to build it on land behind the Parkersburg Bus Garage, near the city's Camden Avenue fire station.

It would be similar to a building located on Washington Boulevard in Belpre, where firefighters instruct the public on safety-including how to safely leave a burning structure.

We reported two years ago the firefighters association was seeking more than $450,000 for the project.

It is part of what the association had in mind for money brought in from a county fire fee was put in place two years ago.