911 Mix-up Sends Fire Crews to Wrong City in West Virginia

October 8, 2014

Cabell County emergency authorities are investigating a 911 mix-up that sent fire crews to the wrong city.

Media outlets report that 911 dispatchers sent fire crews to Davis Street in Huntington early Saturday after receiving a report of a house fire. The fire was about 5 miles away on Davis Road in Barboursville.

Records show the mix-up delayed firefighters’ response to the fire by about four minutes.

The homeowner and his dog escaped the fire.

Cabell County 911 director Mike Davis tells media outlets that the mix-up is under investigation.

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