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.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.
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...
Thanks to all of our public servants out there for their dedication, and well...especially for their patience.
Have a super weekend everyone.