Baltimore firefighter: Fire dept. is 'out of resources'

The department called in several neighboring jurisdictions to help put out more than 150 reported fires


CBS DC

BALTIMORE — Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody.

The governor declared a state of emergency and called in the National Guard to restore order — but authorities were still struggling to quell pockets of unrest after midnight.

One Baltimore firefighter told The Guardian’s Ben Jacobs that the fire department is "totally out of resources." The violence, which began in West Baltimore — within a mile of where Freddie Gray was arrested and pushed into a police van earlier this month — had by the end of the day spread to East Baltimore and neighborhoods close to downtown and near the baseball stadium.

Full story: Baltimore Firefighter: Fire Department Is ‘Totally Out Of Resources’

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