Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District officials, including Assistant Chief Tate Haley (second from left) and Chief Kelly Callaghan (third from left), take part in a groundbreaking ceremony Monday at the site of the fire district's future station, north of Route 38 just east of First Street. Fire officials have said the target for the station's opening would be in August 2015. Fire officials said the cost of the station is estimated to be between $8 million and $10 million, and that the cost is expected to be covered by the department. The building will be 41,930 square feet, more than twice as large as the current building. The district covers about 75 square miles – serving areas including Elburn, Lily Lake, Virgil, Campton Hills and the Mill Creek community. Visit KCChronicle.com to view a photo list from the groundbreaking event.