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Tony_FLADEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:53 PM
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Boy using candle to find dog destroys St. Petersburg home in fire, killing dog
Source: St. Petersburg Times

ST. PETERSBURG A 15-year-old boy who used a candle to look underneath a bed for his dog started a blaze that destroyed the home and killed the dog, authorities said.

Fire officials said the candle caught the bed on fire. The fire spread and destroyed the house, said St. Petersburg Fire Rescue Lt. Joel Granata.


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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:55 PM
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1. Very sad. nt
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:57 PM
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2. 15 yr old?
Was he home schooled, or something?
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:57 PM
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3. Ohh, I hate these compounded tragedies....
So, sad....I'm so sorry for the boy. Best intentions gone extremely wrong
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luvspeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:08 PM
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4. Perhaps this paticular 15 year old should not have been left unsupervised...
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 03:10 PM by luvspeas
sorry, but it sounds like something I might have done at 15, but I was smoking a lot of pot back then.

I think I had a little guardian angel that got me through my teen years, because I did everything I possibly could to destroy myself. So I usually know one when I see/hear it.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:26 PM
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10. no kidding, when I think of the stupid stuff I did as a teen it's a wonder I"m still here.
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Very_Boring_Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:04 PM
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11. Ditto
Probably the dumbest thing I ever did was when I was 15 or 16, I had to cross train tracks on my way to school. The trains took FOREVER, and during the winter they would slow down to a crawl, and occasionally stop all together, randomly coming back to life usually after a few minutes. Well, one particular morning this happened, so I decided to just crawl under the train to get to the other side. There wasn't alot of space under there, and it took me a good 10-15 seconds to crawl under. Obviously I got through OK, but jesus christ just thinking about it right now reminds me of what an idiot I was... if that train had started moving I would be dead.
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inwiththenew Donating Member (163 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:16 PM
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5. Well, the good news is we found the dog
The bad news is...
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:17 PM
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6. Florida...
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:20 PM
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14. That sez it all.
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CBGLuthier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:29 PM
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7. Even smart people do dumb things. Like the woman at Yale
who didn't tie her hair back.

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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:57 PM
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8. What woman at Yale
who didn't tie her hair back? I missed that story.
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CBGLuthier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:25 PM
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9. Here
http://www.boston.com/news/local/connecticut/articles/2... /

A promising Yale student from Scituate, hailed for her brilliance and humility, was killed in a horrific accident early yesterday morning when her hair was caught in a lathe as she worked in a machine shop. The accident has prompted federal and university investigations of campus safety practices.
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Very_Boring_Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:06 PM
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12. What's so ironic about it, is apparently she helped to WRITE THE SAFETY MANUAL
for the machinery she was using.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:08 PM
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13. Don't forget about that kiln explosion at Dickinson.
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:44 PM
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15. she was going to make a pot for me.....
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:51 PM
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16. How can you be consoled in your grief?
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LisaL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:35 PM
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17. There was a fire in a house near mine, also due to a candle.
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 07:37 PM by LisaL
Nobody died in that case (they were able to get out), but the house sustained extensive damage. Open flame, bunch of flammable material such as bed spread, what could possibly happen?
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:40 PM
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18. how awful
poor kid, poor dog :((((((
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