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Sausage Surprise

More than 50 firemen were called out to extinguish three burning sausages that had been left on the stove at the home of elderly Gerda Wiegand at Bergisch Gladbachof near Cologne in Germany.

The 71-year-old woman who had forgotten about the sausages while she was cleaning her conservatory only realised the mistake when she opened the door to take the smoking pan into the garden - and discovered the fireman in full breathing apparatus running up the pathway.

In Germany 15 percent of all fire alarms turn out to be pots that had been left unattended, producing lots of smoke but no real fire.

A fire brigade spokesman defended the turnout over the sausage fire saying: "It could just as easliy been a fire that had engulfed the entire house. You don't know until you get there."

German Herald





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