Bronx firehouse set to close

Ladder 39 in Woodlawn is set to close Monday officials say. Residents and the city have been fighting over the move, which will relocate the firehouse about a mile away from its current location. Community Board members say once the firehouse moves to it new location response times will go up, putting the lives of residents in the community in jeopardy. Officials say Ladder 39 had to close down because of structural damage. But the Community Board says the city?s decision to shut down the firehouse is part of a bigger plan. The fire department says the decision is not final and Ladder 39?s new home will be monitored for one year to determine whether response times have increased significantly.

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