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I went to sleep with candles burning - woke up to a circle of flame on the rug. Thought, "Tits. Better put the rug in the bath and turn the taps on." TIP: Don't put a burning rug into a fibre glass bath. I caused about 5000 of damage to the house and was coughing up smoky black phlegm for a few weeks. Can you beat that?

(, Tue 2 Mar 2004, 17:48)
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Yep, but it was the ants fault..
I was in a friends house, playing with lighter gas (spraying gas on clothes, then lighting it - laughing at each other running round the garden) - when we noticed some ants - we sprayed them with gas to see what happened... They froze, then thawed out and wandered off. This intrigued us, and remembering seeing ants in my friends front room went to freeze them. Found the ants around the fireplace, started spraying them and they froze. More appeared so I had the great idea of doing a wide spray across the whole of the fire - which I did. I then found the pilot light... This was obvious from the huge ball of flame that enveloped me, the rug, the fireplace... I fall backwards in flames - my friend is rushing round putting the carpet out and cursing me - I'm trying to put myself out and cursing the idiot brain I've got. We managed to get everything doused, then spent the afternoon trying to get the smell of burnt carpet out of the house and cleaning the mantelpiece. His mum could tell something had happened, but never knew what - we managed to persuade her the smell was us burning food in the kitchen, by accident..
Then there was the time we blew another friend up with fireworks - but that's not really a fire story....
(, Wed 3 Mar 2004, 14:32, closed)

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