Hoax 999 calls endangering lives

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Hoax 999 calls continue to add to the pressures faced by Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue.

There have been several over the festive period, with the latest two reporting a kitchen fire at another address.

As well as responding to genuine emergencies overnight, the control room has also been taking emergency calls for Humberside Fire and Rescue due to communication problems caused by floods.

A tweet from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said: “Hoax calls can endanger lives and delay resources from attending genuine emergencies #itsnotclever.”

Hoax calls can endanger lives and delay resourses

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue