Firefighters' Prank Proves Costly
LONDON - OCTOBER 23: A fire truck races to an emergency call October 23, 2002 in London, United Kingdom. Deputy British Prime Minister John Prescott has warned that firefighters will be risking lives if they go on strike for a 40 percent pay raise as they have threatened. Full-time firefighters are planning to begin the series of eight day walkouts over 36 days October 29, 2002. The Army, Royal Navy and RAF are on standby to provide cover along with 4,000 part-time firefighters with the Retained Firefighters Union (RFU). (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Thursday, Dec 16, 2010 Updated at 5:30 PM EDT
A prank attempted by some Ashburn, Va., firefighters resulted in $1,000 in damages, according to the Loudon County Fire Department.
The Ashburn Volunteer Fire Department consists of two stations -- one at 20688 Ashburn Road and another at 19485 Sandridge Way in Lansdowne, Va.
Department officials said that it looks as if some firefighters from the Ashburn Road station were attempting to pull a prank on firefighters at the Sandridge Way station this past weekend. While attempting to get in to the Sandridge Way station, the Ashburn Road firefighters damaged a door, officals said.
Members of the Ashburn Volunteer Fire Department will cover the costs of the repairs and there will be no criminal investigation, according to department officials. The firefighters involved have not been disciplined at this time.