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    Brighton man dies after driving vehicle into burning house

    By Henry Bury, The Intelligencer

    Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 10:00

    Local News - BRIGHTON — A Brighton man died Monday afternoon after driving his vehicle into a burning house.

    Brighton Fire Chief Harry Tackaberry said he has never witnessed such a bizarre incident in his 37 years with the fire department “where someone drives into a burning house, I presume, on purpose.

    “This was an unusual incident for us and some of our guys are pretty shaken up by it,” he said.

    “We’ll have a debriefing on it Tuesday and we will call in counsellors to deal with the firefighters who saw this happen before their eyes. Some of our men are having a hard time dealing with this.”

    Tackaberry said his department got the call around 2:30 p.m. to a structure fire on Bayshore Drive, a residential area inside Presqu’ile Provincial Park. They arrived on the scene to find a high ranch style house “fully involved” in flames.

    “We were just pulling the hoses off the trucks when someone in a GMC Tracker drove right into the front entrance of the house,” Tackaberry said.

    Firefighters, stunned by the incident, immediately tried to extinguish the fire around the vehicle “so that we could pull him out.”

    They did, and then began trying to revive the driver until the paramedics arrived and took the man to Trenton hospital.

    Northumberland OPP Const. Jamie Stone said the driver was later pronounced dead in hospital.

    He said the name of the deceased is being withheld by police, pending notification of the next of kin.

    Stone praised firefighters for rescuing the driver of the vehicle from the burning house.

    Fire Chief Tackaberry said an investigation will be underway Tuesday by Northumberland OPP, the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office and the Brighton Fire Department to determine the cause of the fire and the circumstances leading to the man’s death.

    “This investigation is automatic whenever someone dies in a fire,” he said.

    Tackaberry said about 20 firefighters, including a contingent from Cramahe Township, managed to bring the house fire under control in less than two hours.

    The house was destroyed but there was no estimate of damage.

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    Very very very bizzar, and WHY?????????????????????

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    Originally posted by Kvfcjr
    bizzar

    Wasn't this the name of some friggin' elephant in a children's story???
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    1. Never, ever, ever say you've seen everything. You will be proved wrong in short order.

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    I was sitting in a Cause & Origin class two weeks ago and we watched a video, I think it was from California but I'm not sure, where some City workers started videoing this man who set his car on fire.
    The video starts out with a white male standing maybe 10 feet away from this vehicle that is well involved in fire. They holler to him to back up, that the car is going to blow. He doesn't listen to them and stays close. The video further progresses to the point that you can hear the Engine company and all the sudden the man runs up and jumps into the FULLY engulfed car through the self vented front windshield. Only about a minute or two later and the Engine is on scene.
    VERY BIZZAR footage...


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    Originally posted by StayBack500FT



    Wasn't this the name of some friggin' elephant in a children's story???


    That would be BABAR.
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    Then of course we could have the bizarre Babar in a bar at the bazaar... {sorry, I've been on too many night shifts}


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    Originally posted by CommDiva




    That would be BABAR.
    Isn't a babar a blonde with an IQ of 13?

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    Originally posted by GeorgeWendtCFI


    Isn't a babar a blonde with an IQ of 13?


    ...And aren't they the same people that spell bizarre - bizzar?




    How bizzar.....how bizzar...


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    Originally posted by StayBack500FT




    ...And aren't they the same people that spell bizarre - bizzar?




    How bizzar.....how bizzar...


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    ROTFLMAO! You brought back some memories with that one Stayback!
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    Mark 440, I too saw the video of the man jumping into the burning car. Don Nicholson of the Austin, TX fire department had it on a training video we watched up at the National Fire Academy. He seemed to know a lot about it and I believe he knew the guys involved. It was on a compilation tape he made from various departments for arson investigation training. He gets around pretty good in the Arson world, so chances are you may meet up with him sometime while he is teaching a class. Contact if you want his email address.

    All I can say is that people do weird things. Not everything you see will make a lot of sense, but it apparently does for them at the time they do it. But that is what make life interesting now isn't it. Wouldn't life be boring without our good ol' Darwin Awards!

    BTW I heard the army just rolled through BIZZAR. I think they scared away BABAR!
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    Bizzar - not to be confused with "Buzzi" Now I'm showing my age!!
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    Hey Malahat -- I heard PFire looks like this when she misses the rigs?? Is that true?
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    Originally posted by StayBack500FT
    Hey Malahat -- I heard PFire looks like this when she misses the rigs?? Is that true?
    Just watch it or Pfire will hit you with her purse.
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    Default I heard PFire looks like this when she misses the rigs?? Is that true?

    NO, actually that would be me. Because I work out of district, I am the one who gets to sit and listen to the page, and Dispatch give "running commentary" while she makes the run.

    That happened again today (26 Mar) at 0800 with a MVA involving a Pontiac Firefly and a logging truck. The car apparently ran into the back of the truck. Pfire tells me no serious injuries were sustained by either driver, but not too sure how the car fared out on that one.

    Oh and not sure who is showing age where... but I know who you are referring too... "Buzzy".
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    I here you. My workplace is within hearing distance of our roof siren...yet I cannot respond.
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    Originally posted by raven911
    Mark 440, I too saw the video of the man jumping into the burning car. Don Nicholson of the Austin, TX fire department had it on a training video we watched up at the National Fire Academy. He seemed to know a lot about it and I believe he knew the guys involved. It was on a compilation tape he made from various departments for arson investigation training. He gets around pretty good in the Arson world, so chances are you may meet up with him sometime while he is teaching a class. Contact if you want his email address.

    All I can say is that people do weird things. Not everything you see will make a lot of sense, but it apparently does for them at the time they do it. But that is what make life interesting now isn't it. Wouldn't life be boring without our good ol' Darwin Awards!

    BTW I heard the army just rolled through BIZZAR. I think they scared away BABAR!

    Nic (Don) is the guy who was teaching the class I saw it in. He and a fellow named Tom Wilson who is a former Fire Chief from Manhattan Beach Ca FD and former Oklahoma State Fire Marshal. They team taught the NFA Origin and Cause Determination for Company Officers in Provo Utah three weeks ago. They had quite a few tapes I'd like copies of. They had a bunch! I've got his e-mail address, thanks though.

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    Don and Tom are a real hoot! Especially if they are teaching together. Mark440, You are a lucky man to experience their full effect. I hope your brain could take it! I have experienced several classes with those two guys. Another real character is Mr. Ken Fix. He also teaches with them from time to time.

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    Originally posted by raven911
    Don and Tom are a real hoot! Especially if they are teaching together. Mark440, You are a lucky man to experience their full effect. I hope your brain could take it! I have experienced several classes with those two guys. Another real character is Mr. Ken Fix. He also teaches with them from time to time.

    Just don't let them around beer.
    It was an excellent course. I absorbed a great deal of information. They spoke quite frequently and highly of Mr. Fix.
    And, this here is Utah, the only beer you can find in the state is either imported from outside or Cheerleader beer.

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    Cheerleader beer, huh? Hopefully you had a "big *****ed" one with old Nick.
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