East Liverpool firefighters initially sent to wrong house during Sunday fire

  • Source: WYTV-TV 33 News
  • Published: 01/20/2020 01:46 PM

A call for help was answered in Columbiana County Sunday but that help was sent to the wrong place. It was a house fire on Wooster Street in East Liverpool. “I heard sirens and look out my window, and there was flames coming up through the air,” said Nathan Smith, a neighbor. Jennifer Badgely was across the street and saw the fire from her deck. “Of course, I grabbed my coat, my boots and I ran over there because I knew the people were home because I saw the cars in the driveway,” she said. “As soon as I got to the house, the grandmother came out with the baby.” Badgely said she asked if anyone had called 911 and the woman said she was on the phone with the fire department. Dispatchers had gotten an address of 1707 Lisbon Street and sent emergency help there — on the other side of town, seven minutes away from where the fire actually was on Wooster Street.


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