Rancho Cordova fire station reopens after 4-year recession-caused closure

A fire station closed during cutbacks prompted by the recession has reopened in Rancho Cordova.

Station 68, closed for more than four years, was staffed again Wednesday. The public can tour the station at 4381 Anatolia Drive and meet the firefighters from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The recession caused Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District to cut back when property tax revenue declined along with the housing market. One of the ways the district tightened its belt was by closing Station 68.

The decision to reopen was based on increasing calls for service and longer response times for the station’s neighborhood near Douglas Road and Rancho Cordova Parkway.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews