Michigan chief says manpower was issue in apartment blaze that injured firefighters

  • Source: mlive.com
  • Published: 12/07/2016 12:00 AM

A Flint apartment complex fire that left three firefighters injured last month pushed the Flint Fire Department to its limits that day. Not only did it require every firefighter on duty that day -- 14 in all -- the fire at Village Shores Apartments also forced the city to call in mutual aid because the department's two ladder trucks were both in the repair shop. "We didn't have enough people," said Flint Fire Chief Ray Barton said. "Realistically, we needed double what we had."


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