DEL VALLE, Texas — Homeowners in Del Valle have been fighting for years to get a fire station of their own. Now, they're getting an idea of what it will look like.

Response times are slow in Del Valle, so the area is the Austin Fire Department's highest priority.

"One of the things we have out here is working with the (Circuit of the Americas) race track and a multi-event venue to be able to bring staffing that we need out of this station to respond to calls over there," said Palmer Buck, AFD division chief.

At an "open house" hosted by the Austin Fire Department Wednesday night, Del Valle residents got a preview of what the fire station will look like. It should finish in the next two years.


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Another fire station in Travis County will take three years to finish. The other three stations will be built at Canyon Creek and the Goodnight Ranch area near Loop 360 and Davenport.