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Published:May 9th, 2010 10:05 EST
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Man In Burning Pickup Drives To Fire Station

By Robert Paul Reyes


"What`s the best place to go when smoke starts to billow out from under the hood of your pickup truck?

That`s the question Craig Brown of Carlton faced today.

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For Brown, the answer was easy, as he happened to be driving a few blocks away the McMinnville Fire Station when smoke started to fill his cab.

So, about 7 a.m. this morning, Brown cruised right up to the front of the station, where firefighter Marty Theurer was outside washing an ambulance." Read More

Some folks might commend Craig Brown for having the presence of mind to drive his smoking truck to the fire station. But I feel he took an unnecessary risk, he should have abandoned his vehicle, and called the fire department. Where there`s smoke there`s fire, and his truck could have blown up before he reached the fired department.

I don`t suggest that anyone with a smoking or burning car drive around trying to find a fire station. Your life is worth more than your automobile. If you find yourself in this predicament, abandon your car in an area away from people, and call for help.

But I`m sure the firemen were happy, this was the first time they responded to a call for help without leaving the station. A firefighter grabbed a hose, and in a few seconds put out the fire.

The man`s old truck was a total loss, but he escaped his adventure without any injuries.

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