'There's a house on fire!' - Pranksters trick crews into descending on Lincoln street
Firefighters rushed to a house fire in Lincoln after being called out by a member of public - only to find out it was a cruel joke.
Crews from Lincoln North and South descended on Cannon Street just before midday on Thursday, July 27
But it turned out to be a hoax.
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue took to social media to show their disdain for the pranksters.
Writing on the service’s official Twitter page, the control room wrote: “Such a waste of the crews’ time; where they could have been assisting people who really needed help. #HoaxCallsCostLives .”
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