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Cigarette-loving sparrow sets fire to shop

May 7, 2009

“A sparrow with a habit of feathering its nest with cigarette ends caused a fire at a shop that caused £250,000-worth of damage.

At first Paul Sheriff, who runs Crescent Stores in Leasingham, Lincolnshire, was at a loss as to what caused the blaze.

But six weeks on from the blaze, the 48-year-old was told by insurance investigators that they discovered 35 cigarette ends in the roof.”

So, apart from causing litter and risking a fine, there’s another good reason not to drop cigarette ends in the street or throw them out of car windows, folks.

Read the full story: here

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  1. May 9, 2009 2:06 am


    *sobers up*

    Actually the real danger in tossing them out the window is that the vehicle behind you may have just sprung a fuel leak.

    Also, poor shopkeeper.

    But LMAO anyway. Thanks for passing this on.

    *links to post*

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