Man cooking squirrel blamed for fire
A fire that destroyed an apartment block in the US is being blamed on a resident trying to cook a squirrel with a propane torch.
Fire Chief Jim Kohsel said the man planned to eat the animal and was burning off its fur on a third-floor balcony of the building in Holland Township, Michigan.
But the deck caught fire and the flames quickly spread to the roof, destroying eight apartments and damaging others.
Nobody was injured but resident Tiffany Camburn told The Holland Sentinel that she and her neighbors had to evacuate their apartments.
Another resident, Spencer Duits, was philosphical about the incident.
"It's only stuff. It's only stuff. The good thing is that nobody got hurt," he said.
"My dog was able to get out of the apartment and life goes on tomorrow. I got a skylight now, though."
The American Red Cross arranged temporary shelter and clothing for displaced residents.
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what do you think?
Do not beleive what you read on the newspaper or what you hear on TV!!!!!The story was reported WRONG.Who supposelly started the fire lives on the SECOND floor. They mentionned the THIRD FLOOR...... MY DAUTHER LIVES IN THIS SECOND APART. Get your story straight all you reporters. You made a joke of this fire...calling this person "the quirrel man". Do you know what really happened?Until you do.... do not make up stories until you get all the facts.
Armelle thank for that typical media they need to sex up stories to fill space.
Nice one Armelle. Don't let the pedants who pick up on spelling and grammar put you off posting. Your input is valued.
Really interesting, Armelle. I did try to fight your corner! X
hey dont post comments if you cannot spell simple english words like daughter,supposedly,believe because nobody will believe you too oh yes you read in a newspaper not on it
Don't be a plank Eric the lady is correcting a story and it is easy to make mistakes - think you should appologise.
Don't correct someone's English when your grammar is hideous.
To be fair, Eric, it's a bit rich when you yourself omit the apostrophe in "dont", fail to begin with a capital letter or indeed use one for "english" and use such clumsy expression at the end of your post that meaning is lost. I wouldn't usually pick on terrible English (there's a lot on here) but your glass house is vulnerable.
Pot. Kettle. Black.
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Hows the squirrel? Sounds more like a bizarre sex game gone wrong and the "squirrel"story was the first thing that came to mind as an excuse
Apparently squirrel can taste quite nice if prepared correctly. I am sure that I read about it being offered in a UK resturant some time ago with hedgehog also on the menu.
Fish! What sort of bizarre sex games do you play with squirrels? Ha ha ha! It's best to play them with toads or frogs if you can get hold of one - no fur to catch, you see... x