Firefighters Break Down Wrong Door During Training

By: AP
By: AP

(AP) Firefighters are apologizing after mixing up street addresses during a training exercise in Hamilton and smashing down the wrong door. Deputy Fire Chief Greg Robbins said he directed firefighters to what he thought was a vacant, city-owned home to run training drills on Friday. Instead the crew broke down the door at the home of Mike and Cathy Grosse, causing $1,000 in damage.

Cathy Grosse was out shopping with her four children and other family members at the time and her husband was at work, where he got the call about the mistake.

Cathy Grosse said the mistake was bad enough coming the day after Christmas. But the family also had to deal with a break-in by burglars through a different door in August.

The fire department was paying to have the door replaced.

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