A temporary, pre-fabricated fire station has opened in Rancho Mission Viejo to meet the increasing demand for emergency services in the rapidly expanding development.

Dubbed the Rienda Station, the 2,600-square-foot facility on Cow Camp Road is set to be torn down once a permanent station is built, according to OCFA Fire Chief Brian Fennessy. The delay for a permanent facility is to ensure the future facility is central within the entire community, he said.

The station, which opened on Nov. 18, cost about $5 million to build, according to Mike Balsamo, a Rancho Mission Viejo senior vice president. The land was already owned by the company, but additional costs included landscaping and adding a stoplight next to the station.