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Fire set to scare off opossums destroys man's wooden house

 


LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man trying to scare away opossums by setting a fire has destroyed his home.

LNP reports (http://bit.ly/2pM3Xg8 ) the row house blaze on Wednesday in Lancaster began when a man used butane to light a pile of leaves in his backyard. The man apparently hoped the smoke would help rid him of the marsupials, which are known for playing dead.

A city fire marshal says the fire got out of control and spread to the home, which was built of wood.

The building was condemned. Three people were displaced as a result of the fire, which did $50,000 in damage. A firefi...



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