HAMILTON -- Firefighters are apologizing after mixing up street addresses during a training exercise in Hamilton and smashing down the wrong door.Deputy Fire Chief Greg Robbins said he directed firefighters Friday to what he thought was a vacant, city-owned home in the 800 block of Second Street to run training drills.Instead the crew broke down the door at the home of Mike and Cathy Grosse, causing $1,000 in damage.
Cathy Grosse was out shopping with her four children and other family members at the time and her husband was at work, where he got the call about the mistake."It was the kind of thing that is a really bad joke, until you see that it's really true," Grosse told the Hamilton Pulse-Journal.Grosse Talks About Getting The Door Repaired Quickly. Grosse said the mistake was bad enough coming the day after Christmas. But the family also had to deal with a break-in by burglars through a different door in August.The fire department was paying to have the door replaced.