Fire station #5 to close due to possible mold and asbestos concerns

LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - The Laredo Fire Department is temporarily closing fire station number five.

After an assessment of the building was made two years ago, it was detected that the fire station had mold and asbestos.

Fire station five, which is located on Bartlett was built in the early 1950’s and is expected to close for several months.

In the meantime, fire station number six, which is located on Maher Avenue will be taking the load off the fire station as well as its employees and fire stations.