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Did I make a mistake in calling 911?

Asked by talljasperman (21739points) June 17th, 2014

If all I saw is billowing smoke from someone’s back yard and I smelt wet bark burring ? And I couldn’t get any closer because I was in a third floor balcony in my PJ’s and trees are in the way?
So I called yesterday about a house fire and I got hell from the fire department for calling (basically not to call again unless I actually see fire)? I had thought that It is the 911 operators call. By the time that the fire truck and ambulance came the smoke had diminished considerably and they drove around a couple of times. I was told that It was a backyard fire pit.
It is frustrating I did what I thought was right.

I’m wondering if the fire marshal had a bad day. He said that the resources were needed elsewhere that day?

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