Skip to comments.Rescue Cat Saves Family's Home From Massive Fire
Posted on 08/03/2014 5:45:03 PM PDT by Innovative
SYDNEY A newly-adopted cat has been credited with saving the home of its new family.
Tilly, a tabby, alerted her owner Matt Clayton to a fire in the roof of the family home in Melbourne, Australia.
As he was leaving for work later than usual, Tilly refused to move out of his way. Instead she starred at the ceiling, purring repeatedly.
There was a silent, odourless fire in the roof but traces of danger were hidden. At Tilly's insistence, Matt gently touched a down-light and smoke came billowing out.
He said the straw insulation would have caught alight and engulfed the entire building in 20 minutes.
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Well it was a Rescue Cat
Are you kidding? The cat was looking out for herself. ;)
Well now, there's some questions being begged!
There’s a form of construction using straw bales that is popular among greenies. Maybe that’s what they’re talking about.
That just sounds incredibly stupid. Unless you live, I don’t know where. Someplace there is no lightening at the very least.
Actually not as bad as it sounds. Straw bales are very tightly compacted and no more flammable than wood. They are also normally coated with a thick layer of a fire resistant stucco inside and out.
I’m aware of a number of problems with straw bale homes, but fire resistance isn’t really one of them.
I do find it odd that the article apparently refers to straw insulation in the attic, which would be a really weird place to use it.
Who knows what the cowboys Rudd (Labor PM) used during his Home Insulation Scam used?
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