Grandmother, grandson, dog rescued after Maryland firefighters sent to wrong address, wrong city

  • Source: WJLA-TV ABC 7
  • Published: 12/10/2019 12:00 AM

On Monday Montgomery County Police released new information on what led a 911 dispatcher to send firefighters to the wrong house in the wrong city during a fire. The trouble happened on Friday night when a fire began at 2005 Prichard Road in Wheaton. Police say the 911 dispatcher misunderstood the person who called and sent firefighters to 2005 Piccard Drive in Rockville – 10 miles away from the actual fire. Per a police timeline released Monday, the firefighters were sent at 10:21 p.m. At 10:25, they arrived at the Rockville home only to discover there was no fire. The 911 operator then asked the caller to repeat the address, realized it was actually the Wheaton home, and dispatched firefighters there at 10:27. Police say the firefighters arrived four minutes later. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue says after arriving they rescued a grandmother and her adult grandson.


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