WMAR-TV image of Truck 10 at recent multi-alarm fire in Fells Point.
Three Baltimore City fire companies that had been slated to permanently close Sunday will remain open for four more days due to the weather, a department spokesman said Saturday.
Fire officials have decided to keep the three companies open until Thursday morning to help clean up from the storm and aid those suffering from heat-related health problems, said spokesman Chief Kevin Cartwright.
“It’s a common practice for the fire department to increase our manpower due to natural disasters,” Cartwright said.
Firefighters at those companies will also help people suffering from heat-related health problems. The Baltimore Sun reports East Baltimore’s Truck 15, west Baltimore’s Truck 10 and southeast Baltimore’s Engine 11 had been set to close Sunday morning as a cost-cutting measure.
Two other companies had been set to move to new stations, but that move has also been postponed.
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Also on STATter911 …
- Baltimore City announces closing of Trucks 10 & 15 & Squad 11. Other companies moving. End of rotating closures. – April 6, 2012
- Radio traffic & video added: Baltimore City 4th alarm with collapse and mayday. Five firefighters injured. – February 4, 2013
- Fells Point fallout: With closings looming Baltimore firefighter comments about two hatters coming into city during five-alarm fire makes news. – June 15, 2012
- UPDATE: Five-alarms at vacant Baltimore City warehouse in Fells Point. – June 11, 2012
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