Mold closes Milton fire station, staff report ‘moderate reactions’

Milton Fire Station 41 was temporarily shut down Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 due to black mold. (Courtesy the city of Milton)
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Milton Fire Station 41 was temporarily shut down Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 due to black mold. (Courtesy the city of Milton)

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Milton officials temporarily shut down fire station 41 late last week because of elevated black mold spore levels.

An air quality assessment found high levels in the bunk room and common areas. “These results came back shortly after some firefighters reported moderate reactions,” the city wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday.

Firefighters and equipment went to a Roswell facility off Cox Road about 1.5 miles away from the station.

“The City of Milton is extremely grateful to Roswell for generously stepping up for its neighbors and the greater community,” the city wrote.

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There will be more tests Wednesday to find the source. After those, remediation and re-opening could take several weeks, the city said.

The posted ended with this: “Even in its different location, Milton firefighters, EMTs and paramedics remain ready and able to serve the public. Residents still can contact Milton Fire by calling 911 in an emergency or 678-297-6300 in a non-emergency. People can also email fdinfo@cityofmiltonga.us to share or obtain general information.”

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