Snohomish County Fire District 1 firefighters have moved into the Hilton Lake Fire Station, located at the corner of 108th Street SE and 35th Avenue SE, northeast of Mill Creek.
Crews began moving in March 24, and March 25 was the first full day for crews to operate out of the new neighborhood station. The 10,000-square-foot facility includes quarters for the crew, apparatus bays for an engine and a medic unit, and a community meeting room that can accommodate groups of up to 25.
Funding for the new station came from a bond issue approved by voters in 2002. The station replaces the Silver Lake Station at 12011 19th Ave. SE, which is being impacted by the widening of the Bothell-Everett Highway.
An open house to mark the grand opening of the Hilton Lake Station will take place from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 23.
The Hilton Lake station is one of eight for District 1, which serves unincorporated areas to the west, north and east of Mill Creek.