Monday, February 15, 2010
Recent fires raise concerns about budget cuts
From Fox 5:
All it took was a few minutes for more than a dozen small businesses to lose everything due to a major fire and now Queens and fire union officials are talking about the need to keep all firehouses open.
The fire in Jackson Heights on Saturday began in a furniture store and fueled by the all of the wood furniture swept through an entire row of businesses. It took 270 firefighters to get the fire under control.
The concern is that looming budget cuts may lead to the closing of 20 firehouses, several of which are in Queens.