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Baltimore mayor accepts fire chief's resignation

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(Baltimore, MD) -- Mayor Brandon Scott has accepted the resignation of Baltimore's Fire Chief.

Niles Ford's resignation came Friday, the same day a report was released on the January fire that claimed the lives of three city firefighters.

The mayor said the report reached findings regarding the response to the Stricker Street fire and made recommendations that will be implemented to prevent another tragedy.

The mayor says he accepted Ford's resignation to position the Fire Department for the necessary changes.

Three current commanders will serve as acting fire chiefs while the city searches for a permanent replacement.