Booby Traps Set for FF's in Toledo, OH
Firefighters discover "booby trapped" house
May 23, 2006 - Fire crews were ordered out of a vacant house while battling a fire, after what they discovered inside.
Fire officials say a fire early Tuesday morning at North Erie and Galena was intentionally set. Crews were called to the scene around 1:00 a.m., and initially started putting out flames in the back of the home.
Firefighters then went in the front, and made a dangerous discovery. The battalion chief says holes were cut in the floor, and cans of fuel had been set out. He says the intention was for the cans to explode, and injure firefighters.
Fire officials had firefighters leave the house. It was vacant, and they said they didn't want to risk any lives fighting a fire in that type of structure. Because of the damage, the house torn down, leaving a pile of rubble for the city to take care of.