Wednesday, January 07, 2009

What not to do

Man melting snow with blowtorch ignites home

He wanted to clear back porch, instead he's got $30,000 in damage

AP, December 23

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. - Fire officials in New Bedford, Mass., say a man using a blowtorch to melt ice on his back porch ended up setting his house on fire, causing up to $30,000 in damage.


It took 25 firefighters to subdue the blaze that damaged bedrooms in the upstairs units, and caused damage to the structure and wiring.


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