MAN BATTLES SKUNKS UNDER HOME, BURNS HOME DOWN
Skunks can be a bit of a hazard, but not as much as we can be to ourselves. This proved to be true for one man in Ferndale near Detroit, Michigan. The unidentified man had been having a problem with skunks who had taken up residence in the crawlspace under the home he was renting. The man had had enough of the smelly interlopers and decided to get serious with his efforts to drive them out of the property. But that didn’t turn out so well. While the skunks were indeed driven away, it was to disastrous effect. The man used a smoke bomb which caught fire, ruining the entire home!
SMOKE BOMB CATCHES FIRE, SPREADS FAST, MAN CALLS 911 SLOW
The smoke bomb started a fire in the aforementioned crawlspace. But it quickly spread to the first floor of the home, which is on W. Webster near Edgewood Place. For some reason, the man didn’t call 911 to report the fire for 15 long minutes. But that was more than enough time for the fire to rage thru the property. It spread from the first floor, up the walls and all the way to the attic. Flames ended up jetting from the roof before firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze. The home is completely ruined. One firefighter suffered a sprain putting out the fire.
SKUNKS ESCAPE DOMESTIC NAPALM, LIVE TO SNARK AWAY
It seems as if the skunks took off before the fire got to them. Animals do respect fire! No one found any skunk bodies at the scene, so the man’s efforts were successful. But now he’ll have to find somewhere else to live. So far there’s no word about the man’s insurance liability, nor any commentary from the home’s owner. The Ferndale Fire Chief Kevin Sullivan hopes it’s obvious to everyone else not to take this route. He suggests hiring animal professionals to deal with the interlopers.
OFFICIALS RECOMMEND READING WARNING LABELS BEFORE BURNING DOWN HOME
“However if one is an absolute die-hard do-it-yourselfer, please read and understand the directions and warning labels before applying an incendiary (smoke bomb) to your home or garage,” Sullivan said to media.