Husband on Fire?

Photos & story by Sheryl Drost


That's right, the dispatch was for a call on Danica Dr. in Machesney Park where the lady said her husband was on fire! Firefighters on the first-in fire truck reported back that indeed there was a fire, but it was the home, not the husband, that was on fire. When firefighters arrived the kitchen stove area was on fire, the home was full of smoke, and everyone was out. The first-in crew made a great knock-down of the fire and then fans were used to rid the home of smoke. A family cat was also found in the home and delivered to the residents waiting outside by firefighters. It seems something left burning on the stove was the culprit.