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Toronto may close firehouse over budget woes

Fire chief and union boss disagree over the impact the closing will have on safety

The Toronto Star

TORONTO — The Toronto Fire Service budget freeze means a fire station in the west-end Swansea neighbourhood may be closed down and four fire halls reduced from two trucks to one, according to a memo to council from Fire Chief Jim Sales.

Sales says the impact will be marginal because five trucks out of the city's 128 are unused.

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