Friday, October 02, 2009

Holy smoke!!..

You know how,whenever you hear multiple vehicles with sirens blaring come to a screeching halt in front of your house,your initial reaction is to bolt out the back door,over the fence,and down the alley to make your getaway?
We've all been there.

Well,..I managed to suppress that urge long enough to look out my bedroom window,and this is what I saw!

The house next door is a duplex,and when the young mother of two smelled smoke coming from the other apartment,she rounded up the kids,high-tailed it into the street,and called the O-Town fire department...Good girl!

I love these kids!..I'll bet it didn't take 'em three minutes from the time they received the call to get on the job.

Everyone was safe and sound outside,but the husband didn't know that when he showed up,(I guess that info wasn't forwarded to him for some reason),so his first thought was for his two babies.

All this transpired yesterday afternoon..
The cause of the fire?..The other tenants decided to cover up that unsightly floor heater with a more attractive throw rug,and then leave for a couple of days.
..I kid you not.
Sometimes,I really wonder why it is we allow some people to vote,..and drive cars..



At 1:52 PM , Blogger sageweb said...

poor guy...glad his family got out ..but his little heart probably was pounding like crazy...too bad you cant get video of the returning rug burner.

At 2:10 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Sage- I just got this update..He was at work,and couldn't get to his phone.When he checked his voice mail it was 'There's a fire at the house!'
..The rug burners came and left,and haven't been back.
Apparently,there was some smoke damage in the offender's apartment,but the lovely family that was home at the time was able to go back inside once the firemen determined it was safe.

At 3:34 PM , Blogger Random Thinker said...

Glad everyone is OK. Stupid, stupid neighbors.

At 4:05 PM , Blogger rosemary said...

You mean they made a conscious decision to leave the heater on with a throw rug over it? Are these neighbors human? Fish? Snakes? Rats? If they are renters they had better head for the hills.

At 10:05 PM , Blogger Mom said...

Glad to see the O-town fire department is doing a good job. Good to know everyone is safe.

At 10:58 PM , Blogger YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

hoorah for the o-town fire dept..the neighbor? not so much

At 12:51 PM , Blogger billy pilgrim said...

wasn't a grow-op eh?

better luck next time.

At 5:35 PM , Blogger austexgrl said...

I am sooo glad u r okay... safe and secure!!

At 5:42 PM , Blogger Allan said...

A throw rug? Unreal.

At 11:33 PM , Blogger Lorraine said...

I want a t-shirt that read OFD.

Or is it OTFD?

Doesn't matter.

I want one.

At 12:30 PM , Blogger Willym said...

Boys did a damned good job. Glad all turned out okay.

At 3:56 AM , Blogger secret agent woman said...

I'm glad that worked out as well as it did. Good grief - who covers a heater?

I have to tell you, I'll be laughing about the first sentence all day.

At 7:34 PM , Blogger Miss Healthypants said...

Wow. Poor guy--I can't imagine how he felt! But I'm glad everything worked out okay, despite the COMPLETE IDIOTS that were his neighbors.

At 9:34 AM , Blogger booda baby said...

One more reason to love our firemen. Did the rug-throwing neighbors not have a fire alarm? What a lucky thing, that someone was home to pay attention for them.

At 3:48 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Over the last several days,the cleanup crews have been putting things back together.
I've only seen the rug people once,when they were taking a couple of suitcases out to their car.
I don't know if they'll be back.
The furnace wasn't on at the time,but they neglected to consider the pilot light!

At 3:31 PM , Blogger Middle Child said...

Sometimes the angels are there and you get a reprieve - the dad of this family must feel like that rigth now.


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