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How Not to Get Rid of Skunks in the House

Guy uses a smoke bomb, burns the place down
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 21, 2018 1:46 PM CST
Guy Burns His House Down Trying to Get Rid of Skunks
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(Newser) – Authorities say a man destroyed a suburban Detroit home while trying to use a smoke bomb to rid a crawlspace of skunks. The Detroit Free Press reports the man's attempt sparked a fire Monday that quickly spread from the crawlspace to the first floor. The fire eventually spread through the walls and attic of the rental property, per the AP. Ferndale Fire Chief Kevin Sullivan says the house was a complete loss. The kicker: No skunk carcasses were found. Sullivan says the department advises that people hire pest control professionals, but if someone is "an absolute die-hard do-it-yourselfer," he should at least read warning labels. Aside from a slight sprain to a firefighter, no injuries were reported. (Read more strange stuff stories.)

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