Fire fighters have placed the cornerstone for a new station in Miramar, Montes de Oro, Puntarenas.
President Luis Guillermo Solís participated in the ceremony Friday. The land for the station came from a donation by the municipality.
Miramar with its 14,000 residents now is served by fire fighters based in El Roble, some 15 kilometers distant. The Cuerpo de Bomberos said that the new station will take about a year to construct, but that fire equipment and crews are being moved to the area to be housed in a temporary building until the new one is competed.