BREAKING NEWS: Fire stations will close

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HEMSWORTH and South Elmsall fire stations will close, it was decided today.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority agreed today (Friday) to close the stations and open a replacement station in South Kirkby, despite strong community opposition.

The closures are part of a plan to save the authority £4m.

Chief Fire Officer Simon Pilling said he fully understood the concerns of people who had objected to the proposals during public consultation but remained convinced that the plans were operationally sound.

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