Saturday, December 27, 2008

Man trying to defrost snow with a blowtorch sets house on fire

A man in Massachusetts set his house on fire while trying to remove snow. He was removing the snow with a blowtorch.

This guy is smart.

Fire Capt. Scott Kruger tells The Standard-Times of New Bedford that no on was injured during Monday's incident at the three-story home.

Kruger says the man was using a torch hooked up to a 20-pound propane cylinder. He got too close to the building's wood frame and ignited the vinyl siding. The fire quickly spread into the building's second- and third-floor apartments.

He is not facing criminal charges. I bet his insurance company isn't happy with him.

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