Cross-dressing Minnesota firemen put out highway blaze

By Stephen C. Webster
Thursday, March 22, 2012 9:26 EDT
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An odd thing happened this year on St. Patrick’s Day in Minnesota.

A group of firemen from the small town of Sedan were participating in an Irish-themed parade and fundraiser, wearing fabulously colorful gowns purchased from J.C. Penny, when a sudden emergency call came in.

Not thinking much of their attire, the first responders raced to the scene, discovering a vehicle alongside a highway that had caught fire.

Then, in front of a slowly gathering crowd of camera-wielding motorists, the frilly firemen faithfully fought both the blaze and the hazards of strapless evening wear, all at the same time.

The fire department’s chief later remarked that he now calls them, “My girls.”

It was enough for CNN reporter Jeanne Moos to conclude her Wednesday segment by exclaiming: “That’s hot!”

This video was broadcast by CNN on Wednesday, March 21, 2012.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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