Union President Ernie Richardson: Mount Vernon blaze highlights understaffing

Union President Ernie Richardson says yesterday's fire could

Union President Ernie Richardson says yesterday's fire could have been contained if they had more staff. (August 8, 2014 5:32 PM)

A fire that ripped through a two-story house has once again ignited charges that the Mount Vernon Fire Department is understaffed.

Two families are homeless this morning after a fire destroyed their home on Willow Place. Everyone was able to escape safely, but several firefighters suffered minor injuries.

It took three hours to get the blaze under control. While investigators know the...

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