Friday, June 22, 2007

Afterwards they ordered 300 pizzas and sodas......

Firefighters Get High Fighting Marijuana Blaze, Call For Reinforcements

June 22, 2007 5:26 p.m. EST

Jessica Pupovac - AHN

Edinburg, Texas (AHN) - A Texas warehouse storing over a ton of marijuana caught ablaze yesterday. Firefighters arriving on the scene reportedly got stoned, possibly slowing down efforts to quell the fire.

It took over half of the volunteers firefighters from Edinburg's three departments, 1,000 gallons of water and five gallons of chemical suppressant to extinguish the blaze, Fire Chief Shawn Snider told the AP.

He added that despite wearing air packs to prevent them from inhaling toxic fumes, some of the firefighters still got intoxicated and would have been unable to pass a drug test.

The origin of the drugs and the cause of the fire are still under investigation.

Edinburg is located near the Mexican border.


Anonymous said...

Prolly do 'em some good.

ellroon said...

LOL! Thought of you when I found this article...