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    What does "two-alarm" mean?

    Dear all,

    Could someone please explain what two-alarm means in the sentence: "TWO-ALARM CONDO FIRE CHALLENGES VIRGINIA BEACH FIREFIGHTERS" (Source: http://www.fireengineering.com/artic...ighters.html)?

    Many thanks in advance!

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    Re: What does "two-alarm" mean?

    It probably means that two firefighting crews were sent to the blaze.

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