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Only in America: Being a stickler for proper 911 procedure

A Florida man runs to firehouse for help and is told to call 911 — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A Florida man who ran to the nearby firehouse to report that his house was ablaze was told to call 911. Neville Morrison said that after a firefighter told him to call for help, he responded, "You can see the blaze coming out of my roof!" The firefighter shut the door in his face. By the time firefighters did respond, the home was destroyed.