Emergency services rush to York flat fire – only to find the owner had a FLAT TYRE

Photograph: YorkMix

Well it was an easy mistake to make…

Firefighters from York and Acomb were called out to reports of a flat fire in the city.

The caller was a friend of the home’s owner.

They rushed to the scene – only to discover that the caller had misheard. The flat owner had said to their friend that they had a “flat tyre”!

The good news is that everyone is safe, even if there are a few red faces about…

York Fire Station Manager Bob Hoskins told us:

  • The caller was very apologetic and embarrassed.

    But we would always prefer to get the call and attend to make sure everyone was safe.

 

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