VIDEO: A fifth station for the La Crosse Fire Department is one step closer to becoming a reality. The mayor's Fire Station Task Force made a formal recommendation that the city council look at building a 5th fire station on La Crosse's south side. The fire chief says early estimates are that a new station would cost anywhere between $3.5 and $8 million. The task force also recommended renovations to several existing fire stations starting with Station 4 on the north side. If a fifth station is added, staffing levels won't change.