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Old 10-21-2007, 08:28 AM   #1
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Pit Fire!

not on mine...I went to a fundraiser for the local Humane Society,
and there was some volunteers cooking hamburgers and hot dogs
on a big custom pit, so I of course immediately went up to take
a look.

Found out the pit belonged to a woman's husband, and they just
have it for fun, no catering or competeing. Well they've been
cooking burgers for a while, and the flames are licking up through
the grate while they're putting on more fresh meat.

Yep, within 2 minutes, it was out of control, flames curling up and over
the lid, which was propped open with a wooden stick. Smoke is going
everywhere, people are running up asking if they needed the fire
department, and those guys were standing there looking like deer in
the headlights.

So I stepped back there, grabbed a spatula and knocked the stick (which was now smoking) out, the lid comes down with a big whoomp, and
voila...no more fire. I poured water over the stick and told em
not to open it for a while, and let the grease burn off more slowly.

Amatures,...sheesh!
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Old 10-21-2007, 08:42 AM   #2
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Cappy saves the day..Nice job.
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Old 10-21-2007, 08:54 AM   #3
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No pics = no fire
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Old 10-21-2007, 08:59 AM   #4
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Good work Jim!
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Any of you official firefighters out there got an honorary badge or something for a heroic citizen?

You were the right man in the right place, Cappy.

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Old 10-21-2007, 09:50 AM   #6
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Cappy invented fire.........long time ago.
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The lid slamming was funny.
Good work man at stepping up when needed.
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Love a good pit fire. As long as it's not my pit! Funny that some folk have no clue when it happens. I love going to the park here in town and watch all the rookies burning up food on the little park grills. Women screaming at men and the men just say "it's under control, don't worry." Mmmm........ Black chicken.
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If I had ran over and saved the day like that I would have asked them to all gather around for a pic.
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lol...those guys were embarrassed, and I didn't want
to make things worse.
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