Address Changes Cause Confusion In Rogers Co.

Friday, March 13th 2009, 4:39 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6

ROGERS COUNTY, OK -- Rogers County emergency crews are trying to sort out some address confusion.

Fire and ambulance officials recently found out they weren't notified when hundreds of addresses and street names had been changed.

They discovered it after dispatchers sent firefighters on a call March 2, but ended up being about 20 miles away from the actual fire.

The home was destroyed.

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People had been getting letters for a couple of months telling them about the address changes, but emergency agencies didn't know about it until a resident brought his letter to a local fire station.

The changes were meant to fix errors made when the 911 addresses were first assigned.