Firefighters forced to fix their own potholes, HFD union says

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston firefighters say they are having to fix their own potholes because the city didn't act when they called for repairs.

In a Facebook post Thursday, the Houston firefighters' union called into question Mayor Sylvester Turner's pothole program, which vowed to get repair jobs started within 24 hours of a complaint.

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The union said firefighters at Station 4 took matters into their own hands after waiting six months for a fix to a large pothole that "rocked the pumper every time it left the station."

With a bag of concrete mix and what appears to be a mop bucket, firefighters filled the hole themselves.

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