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Community rallies to stop closing of Fire Station 6

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

More than 50 Memphians voiced their concern over the closing of Fire Station No. 6 on Monday night. They were joined by several fire fighters at Pleasant Green Baptist Church on North Thomas, wanting to know why their station had been closed.

Fire Chief Alvin Benson explained the closure was due to the fact that Fire Station Six is the only station with two other stations within a 1.3 mile radius.

Memphis City Councilman Lee Harris was at the meeting and made it clear that he wants people to stand up and make it clear to the Council and the Mayor why the station needs to stay open. Harris asked everyone in attendance at the meeting to be at the City Council meeting on Tuesday.

The closure comes after the Fire Department saw a $6 million budget reduction.

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