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DISPATCHER TAKES HOUSE FIRE CALL FOR OWN HOUSE

2018-11-19 17:18
A NEBRASKA DISPATCHER HAD TO HANDLE AN EMERGENCY CALL FOR A HOUSE FIRE ...AT HIS OWN HOME. WHEN THE LOCATION FIRST CAME IN, BILL WEISE KNEW IT WAS ON HIS STREET, BUT ONLY AFTER THE LOCATION WAS CORRECTED, DID THE DOUGLAS COUNTY DISPATCHER REALIZE THE FIRE WAS AT HIS HOME. WEISE SAYS HE HANDLED IT LIKE ANY OTHER CALL, DISPATCHING CREWS TO THE SCENE, BUT THEN HE CALLED HIS FIANCE AND DAUGHTERS WHO, THANKFULLY, WERE NOT AT HOME. INVESTIGATORS SAY THE CAUSE WAS AN ELECTRICAL FIRE, SPARKED NEAR A WALL-MOUNTED TV. ALTHOUGH THE FIRE CLAIMED THE FAMILY'S PET, WEISE SAYS HE'S THANKFUL HIS LOVED ONES ARE SAFE.