Two-Alarm Fire Guts Three Vacants, Damages Occupied Home in Pigtown

BCFD was called to a two-alarm fire in the 1100 block of Ward Street in Pigtown this morning, at approximately 0600, where they found three vacant homes on fire.  The fourth home was occupied, and was severely damaged. The fourth home was rehabbed by Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake, and is at present uninhabitable. […]

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Link Roundup

So if you haven’t had a chance to wander down to Articulate:Baltimore and check out the artwork, you should.  I love this part of Baltimore — of course the thought of overpriced condo developments on Howard Street makes me nauseous…but hopefully the neighborhood will stay true to its roots, despite the recent attention and designation […]

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BCFD Truck 10 Update

The mayor announced yesterday that BCFD Truck 10 will remain open until the end of the fiscal year.  While this is good news for the residents who so desperately need the services of this company, it should also be met with a bit of skepticism. The mayor has repeatedly said the truck company closures were […]

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BCFD Truck 10 To Remain Open Until October

Bittersweet news — Truck Company 10 in Sandtown-Winchester is to remain open until October of this year — no news as to the fate of Truck Company 15 and Squad 11. Truck Company 10 primarily serves the following neigborhoods (and serves as backup all over the city when neighborhood trucks are on another call): Allendale, […]

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BCFD Closures Postponed…AGAIN.

Now the closures have been postponed until July 9.  Wouldn’t this lead one to believe someone’s not sure of their unwise decision to close them in the first place? Go here to get contact info for Chief James Clack and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, and let them know we need our fire department, intact and fully […]

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BCFD Fire Company Closures Postponed! ACT NOW!

Baltimore City has postponed closing the three fire companies slated for closure on July 1.  The new date is July 5 — apparently they found it wasn’t a good idea to decrease fire protection over a holiday weekend, immediately following a storm that left many residents without power. Of course this begs the question — […]

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Act Today! Cuts to BCFD Are Irresponsible and Unfair

If you live, work, own property or a business in Baltimore City, what happens to our fire department affects each and every one of you.  Your lives, the lives of your friends, employees, tenants, and your families will all need emergency services at least once — and the Mayor’s irresponsible cuts to the fire department […]

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