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So there I was enjoying a quite evening alone while it was "girls night out" when "poof" an electrical trial fire bursts into flames across the room. Leaping into firefighter mode I was able to extinguish the flames before they spread to structure. Lucky I was only twenty feet away. Here is the culprit.
By time all was under control my new kitten was web surfing for kitty porn
The extension cord and lamp plug were resting on small pile of cotton towels which were ignited by the sputtering molten plug terminal metal. This would have been sufficient fuel to have spread quickly had I not been in the same room and addressing situation within 5 seconds.
I post this as a reminder that with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas approaching their seasonal decorations have a greater potential for sparking accidental house fires. I certainly dodged the bullet on this one, and Mrs.Fred will be happy to have the scorched carpet replaced by tile or wood flooring eventually.
 

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Glad to hear you and your's are none the worse for wear. You gave me a good scare thinking Betty went up in flames due to the carb leak. Whew that was terrifying!:D Oh yeah and you really need to get a camera mount for your firemen's helmet too.


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littletommy, normally we want to see the pictures for proof, but maybe not this time; might be too shocking.:eek:
 

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Whew!!! dude! you are one lucky fellow... might want to go by a lotto ticket... thank goodness you were home and in the same room.
 

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Thanks guys. Plug and lamp were good quality UL products. I think a cat must have peed on connection. Another reason I prefer dogs.
Hi Fred: At least they'll pee on your bike, even when it's not on fire. Glad everything worked out. Life is funny and then it isn't.
 

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Funny thing is that the kitten , who loves the warmth of the keyboard, actually managed to press keys to bringing up a video of her I was making prior to the fire. I guess I am not only one in household who likes to see themselves on the internet.
 

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Funny thing is that the kitten , who loves the warmth of the keyboard, actually managed to press keys to bringing up a video of her I was making prior to the fire. I guess I am not only one in household who likes to see themselves on the internet.

Hope this kitten isn't diabolical or anything. The witching hour is right around the corner. I think I would put her in a cage for the duration of Tomorrow. "Trick or Treat"?
 

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:eek: that reminds me of the time I peed on the electric fence across the street when I was a kid, just to see what would happen...
Now that is damn funny Tommy...I'm sure it wasn't for old Max my first Stud Dog Airedale (1975-1987} Old Max decided to lift his leg out on our farm and made the mistake of lifting and peeing on the Electric Fence designed to keep the Cows in....I happened to be standing next to him and had to laugh my ass off as I watched Max head for the Hills, yelping and howling: Sorry Max, you made me a lot of bucks from your "Stud Days" and 700 some offspring, but that was one funny scene:

Rag Max Squirrel Tree.jpg Max and his "Wife" Rags treeing a Back Yard Squirrel....:p He's the tall one in back, Max was a 100+ pound Oorang Airedale, bred for hunting Fred's Coyotes and other large critters....and could kick a Golden Lab or Pit Bull's ass in a NY Minute....
 

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So Pat, could you charge extra stud fees for Max after he got electrified?
 

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C'mon littletommy, what happened when you peed on the electric fence....maybe your unit ended up looking like Fred's plug. :eek:
 
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