1.21.2009

A good band name--The Flaming Squirrels

I spend a few minutes each day gazing at my Droll Yankee Yankee Flyer birdfeeder, having wicked thoughts about the squirrels systematically emptying the other feeders out. But this just is not right: This just in from Oklahoma City's KOCO.com Firefighters: Flaming Squirrel To Blame In Jones Wildfire Students Moved From Elementary To High School POSTED: 11:16 am CST January 21, 2009 UPDATED: 1:41 pm CST January 21, 2009 JONES, Okla. -- A squirrel caught fire, sparking a blaze Wednesday morning that resulted in the evacuation of an elementary school in Jones, fire officials said. Investigators said the squirrel touched two power lines at the same time and fell to the ground near Britton and Hiawassee roads. That fire burned 5 acres in the Jones area, forcing the evacuation of the elementary school. Those students were taken to Jones High School. School officials said the students would be kept at the high school for the rest of the day. Parents will be able to pick them up at the normal time, although some parents have already come to the school to pick up kids. Several trailers burned in the fire. However, there were no known reports of injuries. Stay tuned to KOCO.com for any further details. I know.

2 comments:

jared david said...

but did the squirrel survive? i fear our furry little friend did not survive his dual powerline ordeal. here's to you, o' flaming squirrel of jones

Mony said...

I am thinking not...a mental picture from old cartoons comes to mind.