LIBERTY COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - One Liberty County fire station has officially gone offline.
The station is in the Eastern District and is run by volunteers. Residents in the area found out about the station going offline and not providing services anymore on New Year’s Day.
“They are not just needed for house fires, but they are used a lot for 95,” one Sunbury resident said.
This neighbor did not want to show her face on camera. She says she didn’t want to say anything bad about Liberty County because she loves it. She just wanted to express concerns of no longer having fire services two minutes away.
“If someone’s house is on fire back here with all the trees and everything, it can be bad for the person’s house that’s on fire,” she said.
Liberty County Fire Services tells us that Sunbury will temporarily have fire services provided by the nearest station, which is in Lake George, which is more than five minutes away.
“That’s a long time to wait for a fire department to get to us. You can’t forget us back here, and that to me is what they are doing. They are forgetting about those who are back from 95.”
She says Liberty County volunteers always do a great job, but with the new changes, she hopes there is some kind of resolution in sight.
“I hope they come to some kind of resolution where they go ahead and invest. You are investing in my life.”
There will be a meeting Tuesday night at the Hinesville Annex at 6 p.m. to discuss the future of Liberty County Fire Services and the Eastern District.