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ROCK HILL, MO (KPLR) – Rock Hill fire fighters have been working from a temporary fire house for more than 3 years; the city pays $900 per month to rent a three bedroom trailer.

'They are in temporary quarters; one of the highest priorities for the board is to find permanent facilities for the fire department and city hall.' Said Yackley

Concerns over the impact of severe weather on the trailer has workers worried about the strength of the structure.

FOX2 asked city administrator Jennifer Yackley why the 10 firefighters had to leave their previous location on Manchester and McKnight. According to Yackley in 2011 Rock Hill`s city hall and fire department were moved to make way for a new CVS.

'Those facilities were sold in 2005 for construction on McKnight.' Yackley said

The CVS now home to the old city hall is one of many new developments generating tax revenue for Rock Hill.  However, officials say the small community is still recovering from a bad economy.

'It`s a matter of really looking at our finances and what can the city do realistically to finance a structure.' she said

Now the wait is on to see when, where and how much the city will spend to move their squad to a new and more permanent location.

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