The station was significantly damaged when a fire broke out on June 9, originating from a mini pumper fire truck. The truck’s value was estimated to be about $300,000 including all on-board equipment.
Matt Leffler, the city's insurance attorney who is handling the truck investigation, said the incident was still under investigation and could not comment on a cause of the fire at this time.
Repairs went on for several weeks. In the meantime, fire services were operating out of Plymouth Township's Station No. 2 on Wilcox Road.
City of Northville Fire Chief Jim Allen said the move added about a minute and a half to response times, but over all, has been working out well.
"We're very fortunate to have a station that close that we could utilize," Allen said. "It might have added a couple of minutes to a run, but that's it. It's been great to have."
The City of Plymouth is now focusing its attention on replacing equipment, like nearly 5,000 feet of various sized fire hose, lost in the fire. Plymouth Commissioner Ed Hingelberg, who sits on the Northville Plymouth Fire Advisory Board, said it might be nine months or more before the city is able to replace the fire truck that was destroyed.