Darren Doyle, story and photo:
The Brownsville Fire Department, Brownsville Police, and the District 2 Constable responded to an emergency call of a "commercial fire" at 404 South Main Street around 9:15pm Sunday night, but the call turned out to be a false alarm.
No particular business in Brownsville is currently listed at that address, so emergency workers searched all the buildings from Edmonson Drug Company to Brownsville General Baptist Church, which were all in the 400 block. After no emergency was found, radio traffic indicated that the alarm company which reported the fire called back and said they'd mistakenly called Brownsville dispatch instead of Somerset, where the actual fire was supposed to be.
While we don't normally report on false alarms, it's important to note that our local emergency workers should be applauded for their thorough care in making sure everything was ok before leaving the scene. They also used an extreme amount of money, resources, and equipment, and all the volunteer firemen still had to gear up and be prepared for anything.
Coincidentally, "404" is the standard internet code for a web page that can't be located.