Baltimore City firefighters are sounding the alarm over a number of engine and staffing shortages.

Baltimore Firefighters Local 734 President Rich Langford told 11 News that pandemic-related problems and mechanical issues are adding to a mix of firehouse closures at a critical time for emergency response workers.

With cold weather setting in and a string of fires just this week, the fire department said it needs equipment and staff to save lives.

Cleanup and repair efforts began Thursday at a Brooklyn rowhome after an early morning fire destroyed at least four units.... Read More: WBAL