The New Fountaingrove Fire Station Didn’t Make It
Kent Porter / Press Democrat
The Fountaingrove fire station was only open for around two years before it burned down. The station cost the city $4 million and was 5,300 square feet. Located in the heart of the Fountaingrove neighborhood damage, it burned down on October 9, 2017, along with the majority of the neighborhood. The Tubbs fire continued to grow, and four days after the fire started, would spread across 34,200-acres with only a 10% containment. Firefighters worked tirelessly around the clock. They were also in the same boat as the rest of the community, with their homes in danger, including Mill Valley Fire Chief Tom Welch who lost his home while battling the fire.
Next, the Fountaingrove Hilton Hotel caught on fire.