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House Next To Fire Station Burns Down

By Wyatt Earp | April 22, 2011

The irony. It burns!

When I saw this story, I immediately thought this had to happen in Philly, since our mayor has spent the last two years closing fire stations to save some dough. He’s not saving lives, but hey, at least the city can save a buck here and there.

This was just bad luck.

Firefighters were headed to a medical call when they saw that a house adjacent to the station was engulfed in flames. They dispatched crews right away. But neighbors are wondering why firefighters didn’t notice the fire sooner.

“This is one of the busiest houses in the nation… very, very, busy.” said Orange Fire Rescue spokesman Lt Mark Smothers. “Obviously we don’t have people standing on the roof all night long looking for fires. We rely on the public and rely on our own senses to see fire.”

Wow lieutenant, way to cover your ass. You rely on your own senses and you missed one. As a result, someone lost a house. I’m sorry, but that comes off as a very flip comment if you ask me.

Topics: WTF? | 8 Comments »

8 Responses to “House Next To Fire Station Burns Down”

  1. Loaded Dice in Vegas Says:
    April 22nd, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    The Fireman is your friend,
    He’ll save yu in the end.
    The Policeman is a P_ _ _ K.
    He’ll hit you with his stick.

    Little Chicago fireman ditty…..

    Remember, God made Policemen so firemen could have heroes too………..

  2. Robert B. Says:
    April 22nd, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Are you sure the house didn’t belong to the ex-wife of the station chief?

  3. C/A Says:
    April 22nd, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Thats why he is a “spokesman” and not a line officer…

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    April 22nd, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    LDIV – He also made them because firefighters have problems with violating people’s rights. /snark

    Robert B. – Now that would be funny!

    Captain – That was a Robert Gibbs answer. Completely inappropriate.

  5. proof Says:
    April 22nd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Sorry! Not my table!

  6. Mr. M Says:
    April 23rd, 2011 at 12:05 am

    I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but down here, half the time you go to a firehouse, no one is there, because they are on another call.

    Article also stated that a fire crew noticed it as they were deploying on a medical call, so they didn’t completely miss it. Did the crew they call in to fight the fire come from their own firehouse, or did it have to travel from someplace else, because they were on a medic call?

  7. Wyatt Earp Says:
    April 23rd, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Proof – Completely unreal.

    Mr. M – Either way, the lieutenant should have had a better statement than the crap he gave the news. If you don’t have a legitimate excuse, don’t speak to the media until you find one. If no one was available, that’s legitimate. Saying “We’re busy,” doesn’t cut it.

  8. Kim Says:
    April 23rd, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    During training today, a call came over the radios (there were several stations from the surrounding areas) that one of the firehouses was on fire.

    About a third of the room cleared out.