The City of Ketchikan is auctioning off the city’s former downtown firehouse on Thursday. The 75-year-old Main Street structure was the fire department’s headquarters until 2011.

The bidding will start at the appraised value, a little less than $340,000. The city council authorized the sale earlier this year.

A consortium of investors has expressed interest in turning the fire station into a distillery. 

The auction is scheduled for noon Thursday in Ketchikan’s city council chambers. Registration starts at 11 a.m.