LEBANON, Ohio (AP) – Officials in a southwest Ohio city say a new firetruck the city bought for almost $868,000 doesn’t fit in the station houses.

Lebanon city manager Pat Clements tells WLWT-TV the problem started with a ladder truck that was taken out of service a few weeks ago because of mechanical failure. For public safety reasons, Clements issued an emergency order to buy a new truck.

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Clements says officials knew the truck wasn’t going to fit into the stations. The bay doors aren’t tall enough to fit standard height ladder trucks.

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But plans had already been underway to modify a station with taller doors and allow for a drive-thru. He says a front bay also will be modified to fit the new truck. He expects the renovations to be finished by January.

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