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Firemen Don’t Respond -- April Fool's Day, 1950
When fire station No. 2 in High Point, North Carolina received an emergency call from fire station No. 1, they decided not to respond, thinking it must be an April Fool gag. They were incorrect. It turned out that fire station No. 1 really was on fire. An explosion had resulted in flames which damaged their truck. [Waterloo Sunday Courier, Apr 2, 1950.]

April Fool Categories: Mistaken for April Fools, United States, 1950.
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