Barbecue Fail

For the most part on this blog, I enjoy highlighting and commenting on police stories.

But I can't resist this fire department news item from last month (emphasis added below):

(Madisonville, KY) The Madisonville Fire Department (MFD) had a busy weekend and start to the week, largely as a result of excessively dry conditions in the Hopkins County area. 


Below you will find your weekly update of fire department activity in the Madisonville area.


...At 6:16 PM, MFD personnel noticed a column of black smoke a 1/2 mile north/east of station 1. Battalion-3 and Engine-17 responded to the area to investigate. 


Upon arrival fire crew found a tire next to a barbeque grill, both on fire. 


The fire crew extinguished both with a portable water extinguisher. 


Upon further examination, a 2 pound block of frozen hamburger was found in the ashes. 


The homeowner stated that they were going to cook the hamburger over the burning tire because they had seen it done on the food network. 


The homeowner was advised that it was illegal to burn tires and that it was extremely dangerous to eat food cooked over burning rubber. 


Both units return (sic) to service...

Nicely done by the MFD, and though my cooking abilities are limited, I don't need an explanation as to why "collect old tires out of local creek for this weekend's bbq" should not be my current To-Do list.

Thanks to all of our public servants out there for their dedication, and well...especially for their patience.

Have a super weekend everyone.

13 comments:

Miranda Hardy said...

Yeah, not sure I'd want rubber smoked burgers. lol That's funny.

messymimi said...

unbelievable. Around here, i would get arrested for trying something like this.

You are right, being a first responder takes loads more patience than it would seem at first glance.

Pat Hatt said...

LOL that is pretty sad. Blah to eating anything over a rubber tire.

Mommy Lisa said...

Yea, I am sure Bobby Flay cooks his burgers over a GoodYear. :P

Lisa said...

The really disturbing thing is...they breed.

terri said...

Burning rubber burgers? Someone thought this was a good idea? Ugh! People are funny.

BobKat said...

Unbelievable... I must admit that some of the bbq'ed burgers I've eaten have had a rubbery texture to them, but this story takes the cake - like a cake cooked in hot engine exhaust fumes! - "The Food Network" suggested this idea??? LOL!!

Maxi said...

My son and daughter are firefighters; it's hard to believe some of the stories they tell.

Blessings - Maxi

Anthony said...

Definitely an epic fail by the landowner.

Audrey Allure said...

Haha, sounds appetizing...lol

Jeanette Levellie said...

Why would they do this on the food network if it's illegal? This is one of my many reasons for not watching TV-so much foolishness.

Bob G. said...

Slamdunk:
Goes to show that there is STILL "one born every minute"...

(and thankfully none of them live near US, right?)

Good post.

Stay safe out there.

Unknown said...

This really made me laugh and perhaps will even inspire a new series: Rubber Chef... although anybody who is going to throw a FROZEN block of meat on the flames can't be too inspired in the kitchen anyhow! Great post, SD!!