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Goodwin out in Baltimore

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Not a surprise, but it is now official. Baltimore City Fire Chief William Goodwin will leave the department at the end of the year. Here is the report from the AP:

Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon has accepted the resignation of Fire Chief William Goodwin.

The decision by Goodwin follows a difficult year that included the death of a fire department recruit and a rowhouse blaze that killed eight people, including five children.

Dixon’s spokesman Anthony McCarthy says Goodwin met with the mayor today to discuss his future, and the chief said he was ready to retire. His resignation will take effect December 31st. McCarthy says Dixon did not ask for Goodwin to resign but was not surprised by his decision.

Goodwin has been fire chief since January 2002 and has been a member of the department for 32 years.

Report from Adam May at WJZ-TV

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