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Firefighters cut holes in roof of wrong House

Postby sox 06 » Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:36 am

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) - It looked like a textbook training exercise for the local fire department. But there was something amiss.

Firefighters drove to a vacant house on Tuesday, cut holes in the roof and walls, and broke windows to test their tools and their proficiency.

The problem? It was the wrong house.

They were supposed to be two blocks away at a house slated for demolition.

The owners of the damaged home now want the town pay for the mistake, but they're trying to keep a sense of humour about it.

"Accidents happen," said Jeffrey Luu, who owns the house with his brother, Clayton. "Luckily, nobody got hurt," added Clayton Luu.

The house has been vacant since an electrical fire last year left a scorch mark up one side. The knee-high grass had not been cut in several weeks.

The owners were planning to renovate the house, but without fire department help.

The fire department was conducting an internal investigation, Deputy Chief John Donahue said in a statement.

But officials otherwise remained tightlipped as well as red-faced about the incident.

Meanwhile, the house where the firefighters were supposed to train was demolished later Tuesday as scheduled.
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Re: Firefighters cut holes in roof of wrong House

Postby PMoneyTKE » Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:31 am

That's what you get for not cutting the grass ;-7
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Re: Firefighters cut holes in roof of wrong House

Postby TN_Titans_05 » Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:59 pm

It sounds as if they may not pay for the damage....Id be pissed! 8-o
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Postby bobbing_headz » Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:27 pm

It would have been way funnier if the owners were actually in the house when their house got torn apart. :-D
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Re: Firefighters cut holes in roof of wrong House

Postby steelerfan513 » Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:07 pm

How do you miss by two blocks? :-?

That would be really wrong if the town didn't pay for the damage. :-t
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Re: Firefighters cut holes in roof of wrong House

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:22 pm

steelerfan513 wrote:How do you miss by two blocks? :-?

That would be really wrong if the town didn't pay for the damage. :-t


I agree on both points. It isn't even like it was the nextdoor neighbors. 2 entire blocks! 8-o
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Re: Firefighters cut holes in roof of wrong House

Postby sox 06 » Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:54 pm

A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:
steelerfan513 wrote:How do you miss by two blocks? :-?

That would be really wrong if the town didn't pay for the damage. :-t


I agree on both points. It isn't even like it was the nextdoor neighbors. 2 entire blocks! 8-o

This is the first thing that came to my mind also. I can see missing the destinaiton by one or maybe two houses but two blocks !+)
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