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Family sets house on fire while cleaning TP mess

Family Sets House On Fire While Cleaning Toilet Paper Mess

An Alabama family was cleaning up the mess after their house was toilet papered. Unfortunately, the cleanup turned disastrous. HLN reports that 'the homeowner says somebody TP'd their house on Saturday. They couldn't reach all the toilet paper to get it down, so she decided they would burn it off. It sparked a huge fire. It burned for four hours.'

It all started when Cheryl Crausewell and her son tried to burn a piece of toilet paper in a tree.

When the wind blew the burning piece, it set the family's grass on fire.

The blaze soon grew out of control when the grass fire moved to the family's house. Crausewell says she and her son tried containing the fire, but it was just too much.

Crausewell told WVTM she's just glad everyone made it out OK.

'We just keep knowing that we're all safe. You know, my mother lived with us. She's 84. She got out safely. My aunt lives next door in this apartment, and she's 87, and she got out safely. So, we're all safe and that really is the main thing,' Crausewell said.

HLN reports the family has homeowner's insurance and plans to rebuild.

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mskiba2 January 23 2014 at 6:35 PM

OH OH Alabama the devil fools with the best laid plan.
or
Banjos playing through the broken glass.
They really need to stop breeding with Kin.

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BARRY AND KATHY January 23 2014 at 10:45 PM

On the bright side, when the grass finally stopped burning in the yard, they found a 1957 Chevy.

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Randy January 23 2014 at 1:23 PM

What a dummy ............all i can say about that

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rxpharmd January 23 2014 at 1:20 PM

I've burned it out of trees before but I made sure it was a calm day.

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bcrnbs2 January 23 2014 at 1:07 PM

a water hose would have worked ... simply soked it all down, and if it stuck in the tree, give it some time it would come donw and simply mow it with the grass. kapow, shazam,, gone...

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ge0rgechevrolet January 23 2014 at 12:43 PM

Of course...Alabama...aren't those inbreds special.

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nawtalma January 23 2014 at 12:24 PM

Common sense cannot be learned. You either have it or you do not. These poor folks are "have nots".

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N68Firebird January 23 2014 at 12:08 PM

And they vote....

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mskiba2 January 23 2014 at 6:37 PM

Now that is scarey

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Diane January 23 2014 at 12:03 PM

Duh, burn off the paper instead of climbing the tree and removing it? OMG, and I bet these people vote! Scary!

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fldpwrman January 23 2014 at 11:54 AM

Sheer genius

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msmith6791 January 23 2014 at 11:48 AM

Does anyone know this, would his house insurance pay for the damage since "the homeowners" deliberately caused it? Bet they are wishing now they had gone and rented ladders or just paid a crew to come remove it.

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dwittern January 23 2014 at 12:06 PM

Agree, or just let the wind & rain do it's thing - TP is Biodegradable after all !!!

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BARRY AND KATHY January 23 2014 at 10:47 PM

I didn't know corn cobs would burn that easily.

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