Fire alarm interrupts service for fallen firefighter

February 25, 2012 4:06:57 PM PST
Firefighters are always on call, even when attending a funeral.

The final bell rang for a retired firefighter in Crockett Saturday when a real bell sounded during the service. The firefighters wasted no time slipping gear over their dress clothes then raced to the burning dry cleaners building less than a block away.

Numerous fire crews in town for the service helped fight the flames and evacuate elderly residents from a nearby retirement home. Lint buildup in the historic laundromat is believed to have sparked the two-alarm blaze.

No one was hurt