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Protest over possible closure of Fire Station Seven

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A group protested outside a fundraising ball hosted by Syracuse’s mayor. They were protesting the possible closure of Fire Station Seven in Armory Square.

A handful of demonstrators were holding signs in front of the Museum of Science and Technology Saturday night. That's where Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner was in attendance.

Protesters say closing a fire station could be costly in an emergency situation.

"The fire department, the demand for our services, has never been greater. The need continues to grow. Meanwhile, our resources have never been this slim," said retired fire lieutenant Tom Sextons said.

Saturday night's ball came two days after Miner gave her State of the City Address. Mayor Miner says her office is still putting the city's budget together and plans will be finalized in the coming months before it’s presented to the common council.

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