Man uses blowtorch to kill weeds, starts massive fire

“A man using a blowtorch to clear weeds in a mobile home community accidentally started a fire that forced dozens of residents to temporarily evacuate.

The blaze began Wednesday around 5:15pm in Green Oak Township, Michigan, about 50 miles from Detroit. According to Fire Chief Kevin Gentry, the fire began in a shed, but when firefighters arrived just a minute later, it had already spread to one trailer, and then another. In all three units were damaged.

At least one resident lost their home and their pet, reports Fox 2 in Detroit.”

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One really dumb idea created a path of destruction and left some residents homeless. It’s really astounding the things that people will do to save them trouble and a little inconvenience. You’d think that common sense would prevail in these situations. Unfortunately, it usually ends up being too little too late.

If you want to get rid of weeds quickly, burning them is not the answer. In order to quickly clear out troublesome weeds, a weed wacker should be used. Robbinsdale Marine offers weed wacker repair at an affordable price. No need to get creative (or destructive) or spend a ton of money on a new weed wacker. Call us at 763-533-0300 for more information.

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