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Gingersnap
04-01-2009, 12:23 PM
Earth Hour candle sets Mississauga townhouse ablaze

Posted: March 30, 2009, 5:13 PM by Rob Roberts
By Jeff Labine, National Post

A Mississauga family who tried to light a candle for Earth Hour nearly burned their Meadowvale townhouse down.

Afshan Khalid, 46, said her 8-year-old daughter tried to light a candle before Earth Hour started at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

“She was lighting up the candle and we thought it didn’t light up or the match fell somewhere that we didn’t notice and then we left,” said Ms. Khalid. The family was going to see friends and when getting ready, they lighted scented candles so they could see.

While they were gone, Ms. Khalid’s son Omar, 19, came home at 9:30 with a friend, saw smoke and called 911.

“The upper floor is damaged. The central part is all burnt out, smoke damage to all the bedrooms,” said Ms. Khalid.

Platoon Chief Paul Hunter of the Mississauga Fire Department said the fire caused an estimated $15,000 damage.

You're doing it wrong.

National Post (http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/toronto/archive/2009/03/30/earth-hour-candle-sets-mississauga-townhouse-ablaze.aspx)

tacitus
04-01-2009, 12:53 PM
Light a candle and leave? Not too bright are they!

patriot45
04-01-2009, 02:18 PM
You're doing it wrong.

National Post (http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/toronto/archive/2009/03/30/earth-hour-candle-sets-mississauga-townhouse-ablaze.aspx)

Funny you should mention that city, I just watched this clip of the mayor of 31 years, it was on Boortz yesterday! She is 88.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY79KbCptTo

Teetop
04-01-2009, 02:27 PM
They will have to buy more carbon offsets for the house fire....

FlaGator
04-01-2009, 02:30 PM
Light a candle and leave? Not too bright are they!

If belief in global warming is any indication then you don't have to be smart to be green.

asdf2231
04-01-2009, 04:43 PM
*snort*

:D

JB
04-01-2009, 07:42 PM
Wait until Earth Evening.

:p

FlaGator
04-01-2009, 08:07 PM
Wait until Earth Evening.

:p

in northern Alaska ;)

Bubba Dawg
04-01-2009, 08:14 PM
Better to blow out a candle than to curse the light.....

Stupid is as stupid....well, you know the rest. :D

SarasotaRepub
04-01-2009, 08:59 PM
Allah be praised! What a moron!!! :D

tacitus
04-01-2009, 09:13 PM
If belief in global warming is any indication then you don't have to be smart to be green.

or a socialist!