posted on May, 10 2013 @ 10:26 PM
This story is days old but I didn't find anything when I searched for it.
The events of May 4th in Oregon sounds like a comedy script for the next Three Stooges remake.
A worker remodeling a vacant home was a little chilly that morning and decided building a fire under the carport was a good idea. After catching the
carport on fire another good idea jumped into his coworkers head. He jumps on the excavator and attempts to pull the burning carport away from the
home. He successfully pulls the carport over catching a 120 foot Douglas fir tree on fire.
What do they do now?
Grab the chainsaw and start cutting down the tree. The burning tree then lands on the house burning it to the ground.
Good news: no one was hurt.
Oregon remodeling job goes bad
Firefighters say things got out of hand last weekend after one of three workers arriving about 6 a.m. for a house remodeling job south of
Florence built a warming fire in the carport. KCST-FM reports the fire spread, so another worker used an excavator to knock down the carport and try
to pull it away from the house. Sean Barrett, fire marshal for Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue, says that didn't help, and the blaze then spread to a
Douglas fir tree. So, Barrett says, a worker grabbed a power saw to cut down the 120-foot-tall tree, which fell on the house. Barrett says
firefighters arrived but were unable to save the structure, which had been vacant and was valued at $38,000. -- The Associated Press