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Smoky the Sparrow

A cigarette loving sparrow is being blamed for a fire that caused £250,000 of damage to a shop in Lincolnshire. Paul Sheriff, 48, who runs Crescent Stores in Leasingham, was initially at a loss as to what caused the blaze, reports Metro.

But six weeks on, insurance investigators have told him that they discovered 35 cigarette ends in the roof. Their conclusion was a sparrow must have picked up a smouldering butt to feather its nest in the roof’s eaves, causing the blaze.

via Sparrow’s cigarette

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April 24, 2009 Posted by | animals, Strange | , | Comments Off on Smoky the Sparrow