Fire department responds to West Laredo's uneasiness

By: Daniela Fierro Email
By: Daniela Fierro Email

LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) -- Residents and witness to a fire yesterday on Laredo's west side are questioning the response time by the Laredo Fire Department.

That fire hit two homes near the corner of Eagle Pass Ave. and Chicago St.

Witnesses said it took long for firefighters to arrive, and then to get connected to a fire hydrant.

The Laredo Fire Department says the response took six minutes from when it was dispatched ruing rush hour traffic, close to it's three to five minute response goal.

They say there is a procedure for first responders when getting there, and getting water on the fire.

Laredo Fire Department worker Victor Lopez says the response took one hour from when it was dispatched to when it extinguished the fire,

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