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Fire Museum Site Doesn’t Meet Code

March 20, 1998

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) _ Planners behind Winnipeg’s firefighting museum have a problem: The site they’ve chosen _ an old fire station _ doesn’t meet fire safety standards.

The Firefighters Historical Society needs more money to finish the sprinkler system and install fire exits, said the group’s president, Ted Kuryluk.

The firefighters didn’t seem surprised by the amount of work the building needed. After all, the first fire hall at the Winnipeg site burned down in 1875. The second, replaced in 1903 by the current hall, burned down, too.

``I guess they always figured they were right there″ if anything were to go wrong, Kuryluk said.

The firefighters have been working on the museum for almost a decade. It includes memorabilia ranging from turn-of-the-century boiler trucks to drinking troughs for the horses that pulled them.

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