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    Default Blazing Raccoon Sets Missouri Home on Fire

    didn't the exact same thing happen a couple of months ago involving a mouse????

    Blazing Raccoon Sets Missouri Home on Fire

    Updated: 05-18-2006 09:35:02 AM

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    A home at 33rd Street and Mersington Avenue was damaged by fire Wednesday when a man tried to smoke out a family of raccoons that had invaded the upper level of his home.

    "I'd see him; he came out every night. I'd take my BB gun and shoot it. He'd take off and come right back," C.W. Roseburr said. "He had a nest up in there. I think he had three or four baby raccoons up there."

    Roseburr, 72, told KMBC's Maria Antonia that he had a rag with kerosene on it on the end of the stick, and he was trying to get the animals out when the eaves caught fire.

    "I set the raccoon on fire. He's the one that set the house on fire," Roseburr said. "I had no idea this was going to happen."

    Fire crews were called and quickly put out the blaze. No one was hurt.

    Animal control officers could find only two baby raccoons. The animals were taken away. Antonia said that a nature center would care for them for the time being.

    Firefighters recommend calling an animal expert rather than trying to smoke out varmints.

    "This is the first time I've seen anything like this, and I know they've learned a valuable lesson: You call somebody that knows how to handle these situations," Kansas City Fire Chief Mark Falder said.

    "C.W., given what's happened, what would you do differently?" Antonia asked.

    "I'd probably do the same thing again," Roseburr said.

    He and his family will be staying elsewhere for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrParasite

    "C.W., given what's happened, what would you do differently?" Antonia asked.

    "I'd probably do the same thing again," Roseburr said.
    [gavel bangs]
    The court remands Mr. Roseburr to the custody of the Missiouri Department of the Clinically and Terminally Stupid. While recognizing his efforts to ensure job security to firefighters in the city, the court understands that the danger that Mr. Roseburr represents to himself and his family supercedes the job security he provides to the department. We also know that another citizen will rise and take Mr. Roseburr's place as soon as he is incarcerated so the fire department will have plenty of other flaming coons to chase. According to P.T. Barnum's axiom, there is one born every minute. So saith we all, God protect the City.
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    Transplant, that was too funny You took the image right out of my head. I just didnt have the words for it.... except that I guess the Lifeguard at the Gene pool was absent on this day too......
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    a rag with kerosene on it on the end of the stick

    I set the raccoon on fire.

    He's the one that set the house on fire

    I had no idea this was going to happen.

    I'd probably do the same thing again=
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    WOW!

    That is all I can say.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DrParasite
    didn't the exact same thing happen a couple of months ago involving a mouse????
    http://cms.firehouse.com/content/art...Id=46&id=46830
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    A hillbilly from the state of Misery, what more needs to be said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADSNWFLD
    A hillbilly from the state of Misery, what more needs to be said.
    I seriously hope that was sarcasm. Otherwise, that post shows total disrespect for an entire state. Way to show class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IFDexplorerCJC
    I seriously hope that was sarcasm. Otherwise, that post shows total disrespect for an entire state. Way to show class.
    Gotta love it..A newbie trying to shoot down if you will, a vet of the site...way to go bud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ndvfdff33
    Gotta love it..A newbie trying to shoot down if you will, a vet of the site...way to go bud.

    If you check his name ( CJC ) is a fire protection district in , ahem Missouri.

    I too first thought "well, that dirty rotton, so & so" ... but soon realized that it was indeed humor( in the form of sarcasm)

    That being said, know the guys on CJC that I do know, IFDexplorerCJC, you will certainly need to grow some thicker skin. Especially if any KC guys get a hold of you, and give you crud about having Yellow trucks !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADSNWFLD
    A hillbilly from the state of Misery, what more needs to be said.

    Come on naw, any reel hillzbillie knowd to go grab da blutick hound and send his fanny in dat dare attic and chase demdam coons out of thare.


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