PLATO, Minn. (FOX 9) – For the first time since the pandemic began, a Minnesota fire department is out of service because of a COVID-19 outbreak.
FOX 9 reports the Plato Fire Department is being forced to enact Plan B after too many of its firefighters have gotten the virus or were exposed.
As of Tuesday night, the fire chief made the decision to shut down after three-quarters of their 20-person volunteer crew have either tested positive or were exposed to COVID-19.
The department says they took all the precautions laid out by the state.
Now, the department will tap into its mutual aid agreements. Nearby towns will help out with fire and ambulance services, so the community will be covered.
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