MADISONVILLE, TX (AP) — An emergency call a 911 dispatcher in Texas recently answered turned out to be from the dispatcher’s daughter who was reporting that their house was burning.
Layla Wray was working an overnight shift in Madison County, north of Houston, when her 14-year-old daughter called to say the fire began on a back porch.
Wray maintained her composure during the call early Saturday and told the teen to remain calm and that firefighters were en route.
Wray’s daughter, son and husband were not hurt but the home was destroyed.
Her only moment of agitation came when her children starting bickering and she told them to stop.
“They were bickering and all of I sudden I was like, ‘look, we don’t have time for that, we have other things going on. I need to know what’s happening there, not what y’all little squabble is right now.'”
Sheriff Travis Neeley told KTRK-TV in Houston that Wray did a “fantastic job” in calming her daughter while dispatching firefighters as her own home burned.