This is the house which burned to the ground, killing the children inside it.
This is the fire station which would have answered the call faster, if only it were still open.
This is the budget crisis which hasn't been solved, which reduced the funding for community safety, shutting down fire stations.
This is the business crisis which has been brewing for a decade while resulting in revenue shortfalls, deepened by partisan lip service.
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