Firemen Burn Down Their Own Fire Station

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January 14, 2009 | David Wallace | Comments 0

A group of Austrian firefighter who have been branded the “worst firefighters in the world” burned their own fire station down to the ground. Along with the station itself, six fire engines perished in the 3 million (GBP) blaze in which occurred in Syke, northern Germany.

It took 250 firemen from nearby towns to finally bring the inferno under control.

Investigators believe the fire fighters could have triggered the blaze themselves in a training exercise accident. Faulty wiring could also be the cause.

The weekend blaze was the second time the brigade has lost all its engines in a fire as the station was gutted by a fire in 1994.

“A fire service that can’t even keep its own fire station and engines safe doesn’t exactly inspire confidence,” raged one local.

Original story at Austrian Times.