Msg#: 3835090 posted 9:25 pm on Jan 26, 2009 (gmt 0)
By concidence there was a story in our local paper last week about an old guy whose seven year old flat screen went on fire quite dramatically. He managed to escape with his wife but his house was gutted.
Msg#: 3835090 posted 2:50 am on Jan 28, 2009 (gmt 0)
I got one for you guys....
A $2.00 bag of dirt and mulch caused $28K in damage.
My gardening Shed spontaneously combusted.. seriously. A very small bag (less than two gallons) of potting spoil burst into flames because some water seeped into it during a rainstorm, then caught the rubbermaid little outdoor shed on fire melting it into a huge puck of plastic. Then to top it all off... it caught the grass in the backyard on fire which then burned underneath our pool filter, pump and heater melting all the wiring and pvc pipes caught the filter housing on fire and flamed up scorching our brick and smoke damaging the eves of the house. A $2.00 bag of dirt and mulch caused $28K in damage. The fire inspector said that the bag had probably been smoldering for days!