fire·​house | \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce firehouse (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web The SMILE Station is a former firehouse that the neighborhood bought from the city in 1990. Mckenna Ross/, oregonlive, "Portland is closing Sellwood Community Center. Now there’s a grassroots effort to take over.," 21 June 2019 Swain, along with his 22-year-old son, had come to the firehouse to vote, but the pair refused to wear masks, according to the documents. Washington Post, "Live updates: U.S. averages more than 70,000 new coronavirus cases a day over a week, shattering records," 28 Oct. 2020 Swain, 52, along with his 22-year-old son, went to the firehouse to vote, but the pair refused to wear masks, according to charging documents. Emily Opilo,, "Harford County man sues election board, sheriff following arrest for not wearing mask to vote," 28 Oct. 2020 Later in the episode, William leaves Randall at the firehouse, has second thoughts, and goes to a hospital to find him. Amanda Ostuni,, "This Is Us premiere recap: Hindsight is 2020 in 'Forty'," 28 Oct. 2020 The budget also includes a loss of one engine at the Fire Department, which could likely result in a firehouse being closed. Alison Dirr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What to know about Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett's proposed 2021 budget," 23 Sep. 2020 Lizzie Johnson and Matthias Gafni tell about how a small firehouse in rural Butte County became a field hospital last week and how the county can’t seem to escape disaster. Taylor Kate Brown,, "Bay Briefing: Trying to save one wildfire victim in a county hard hit by disaster," 18 Sep. 2020 Late Thursday, crews got generators to the town’s firehouse to power AT&T, Sprint and Verizon equipment on the major cell tower there. Steven Goode,, "In Connecticut towns hit hardest by Tropical Storm Isaias, residents resigned to days more in the dark," 7 Aug. 2020 In 1938, the pink firehouse was built to house the fire department established in the early 1900s. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian Magazine, "Ten Places That Could Be Straight Out of a Wes Anderson Film," 14 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of firehouse

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Firehouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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