Stamford firehouse plagued by mold issues

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Mold has posed a threat to Stamford firefighters at their Woodside Station on Washington Boulevard.

The fire department provided News 12 with photos of mold growing on some of the ceiling tiles and vents that has caused the firehouse to close.

The city has hired an environmental company to deal with the issues. They believe the mold is from moisture in an air conditioning unit.

The mayor's office says after mold was found in public schools last year, the city is taking no chances.

The city says it expects the issue to be resolved and have the fire department back open again in a few weeks. All of the equipment and personnel have moved to the firehouse on Main Street for now.

Fire officials say the building was built in the 1970s. The city says it isn't sure how much it will cost to fix the issue, but it has already been built into the city budget.

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