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Where’s the fire?. Fire brigade gets lost. Things went a little awry for the Tromsø fire department last Friday. According to nordlys.no, both they and the police received a call about a blaze in some containers outside the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens vegvesen).

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Where’s the fire?

Published on Sunday, 16th August, 2009 at 14:39 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Fire brigade gets lost.

Sherlock Holmes no smoking
Sherlock Holmes no smoking
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Things went a little awry for the Tromsø fire department last Friday.

According to nordlys.no, both they and the police received a call about a blaze in some containers outside the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens vegvesen).

Although the firemen set off in what they thought was the right direction, when they arrived at the address neither the building nor the containers were to be found.

“The watch forgot to ask where the fire was supposed to be and assumed that the caller meant the administration in Tromsø,” an amused duty officer told the paper.

It turned out that the fire was an exercise outside the administration’s building in Finnsnes instead, approximately 150 kilometres away.

Where there’s no smoke, there’s no fire.



Published on Sunday, 16th August, 2009 at 14:39 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: tromsoe, fire, brigade, finnsnes, norwegian, public, roads, administration, statens, vegvesen, confused, lost.





  
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