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A Bit Squirrelly

A tenant of a row house in Richton Park, Ill., decided the best way to deal with squirrels in the attic was to toss in a smoke bomb. The device set fire to the attic, causing damage to two apartments. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze and get it out within about two hours. As for the squirrels, “I never saw any,” said Fire Chief Lloyd Noles. “None at all.” (RC/Chicago Tribune) ...See? It worked!
Original Publication Date: 03 April 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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