Ensenada Has Only Three Functioning Fire Engines

The Secretary General of the Ensenada city council, Miguel Ley Álvarez, was informed by the representative of the firemans’ union, Cesar Ortiz Mendoza, that for the city of Ensenada, including El Sauzel and Mandeadero, there are only three functioning fire engines.

This area includes over 500,000 inhabitants, 200 colonias and hundreds of industrial buildings. It was disclosed that on an average day, the fire department responds to 20 emergency calls. All of the fire engines the city owns are those discarded in the US and bought at the border, which only last a few years.

Link to article in Spanish.