Enhanced protection is now in place by the South Union Volunteer Fire Department in a corner of its service territory near Lake Hartwell. Station #23, a South Union substation, was officially placed into service yesterday afternoon in a new building on the Blackjack Road at Foxwood Hills. And Michael Mason, South Union fire chief, says the proximity of a fire station is something that residents of the Foxwood Hills development have long needed. The Foxwood Hills development helped facilitate the project by donating the property. The South Union department, along with Oconee County Emergency Services, showed off the station and its trucks during yesterday afternoon’s open house event.