The union representing Baltimore's firefighters is calling on residents living in certain neighborhoods to oppose possible firehouse closures.
The two firehouses slated to close are Engine 4 on Cold Spring Lane in north Baltimore and Engine 55 on Bush Street in Pigtown. The city fire union said both companies are responsible for bringing water to fires and have life-saving medical equipment.
Baltimore City Councilman Bill Henry, D-District 4, released a statement Thursday calling on Mayor Jack Young to keep the companies open.
Henry's statement said, in part: "As far as I know, every member of the City Council is against these closures. We voted for cuts to other parts of the budget which would have provided the mayor with sufficient funds to restore the two fire companies that are being shut down. The mayor has chosen not to use that money and is closing the fire companies anyway.