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Temporary reprieve for three Baltimore fire companies scheduled to close today. Units will stay open during storm cleanup.

WMAR-TV image of Truck 10 at recent multi-alarm fire in Fells Point.

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Julie Scharper, Baltimore Sun:

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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