Do firehouses catch fire?
Ask the volunteer firefighters in nearby Woodbury, New Jersey.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation, and one firefighter is in the hospital with smoke inhalation.
The rest are just red-faced.
It made me wonder, though — how often do firehouses catch fire? Turns out, more often than you would think.
In 2009, a firehouse in Japan caught on fire when a firefighter left the stove on while cooking dinner on the way out to fight a blaze. Ten trucks from other firehouses had to put out the firehouse fire.
Stateside, a firehouse in Largo, Maryland caught fire when wiring inside the ladder truck burned. Two firehouses in Illinois — one in Elwood and one in Fillmore — caught fire and burned to the ground.
And the firehouse fire in Strattanville, Pennsylvania? Arson. A guy lit a pair of underwear on fire and threw them on the firehouse roof as a prank.
He’s hilarious. How ’bout we put those shorts back on him?