Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Because I'm a FireWife. And it's funny.

Firefighters extinguish blaze with remote control

Friday, October 3, 2003 Posted: 5:30 PM EDT (2130 GMT)

BERLIN, Germany (Reuters) -- A German TV network's regular early morning film of a burning log is playing havoc with night owls and even tricked a woman into calling out the fire brigade.

A spokesman for police in the northern town of Luebeck said Thursday that the woman woke up thinking her television was on fire, called emergency services and alerted her neighbors.

"Fire services rushed in and extinguished the 'blaze' using the television remote control," the spokesman said.

Sabine Kreft of the Super RTL network said the "burning log" video which runs from three until six in the morning is popular but is distinguishable from a real fire.

"Once I heard an old lady poured water on her TV," she said. "But most people should really be able to tell the difference."

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