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'Overly obese' body starts funeral home fire
WCPO ^ | 04/27/2017 | WCPO Staff

Posted on 04/27/2017 11:58:38 AM PDT by DFG

CINCINNATI -- A "freak accident" started an unscheduled fire Wednesday night at the Hillside Chapel Crematory in Cincinnati, owner Don Catchen said.

"My operator was in the process of cremating remains and (the body) was overly obese and apparently it got a little hotter than the unit is supposed to get," Catchen said. "One of the cremation containers that we had close got caught on fire and that's what burnt."

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KEYWORDS: cincinnati; cremation; crematory
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1 posted on 04/27/2017 11:58:38 AM PDT by DFG
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To: DFG

Now the fat’s in the fire!


2 posted on 04/27/2017 12:00:37 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (#DeplorableMe #BitterClinger #HillNO! #cishet #MyPresident #MAGA #Winning)
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To: DFG

Fat burns hot. Always has. Shouldn’t be a new revelation.


3 posted on 04/27/2017 12:02:13 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (WKU 2016 Boca Raton Bowl Champions)
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To: DFG

Could they not use a band saw and only cremate half at a time?


4 posted on 04/27/2017 12:02:51 PM PDT by posterchild (Treade a worme on the tayle, and it must turne agayne.)
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To: NonValueAdded

If that had happened with my body half of Ohio would be burned to the ground.


5 posted on 04/27/2017 12:03:49 PM PDT by dp0622 (IThe only thing an upper crust Conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: DFG
Reminds me of the story of how Henry VIII's body exploded in his coffin, and how supposedly, dogs were present to lick up the mess.

Henry VIII Exploded In His Coffin

6 posted on 04/27/2017 12:05:43 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: DFG

And the remains were scheduled to be spread over Nebraska.


7 posted on 04/27/2017 12:05:58 PM PDT by LydiaLong
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To: DFG

I have heard of this happening. Ugh! What a gruesome business.


8 posted on 04/27/2017 12:06:26 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: DFG
Catchen said his business at 525 Martin Luther King Drive is "fine"..

You know what they say in real estate: Location Location Location.

9 posted on 04/27/2017 12:06:35 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn(ed!) the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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10 posted on 04/27/2017 12:07:17 PM PDT by Red Badger (Profanity is the sound of an ignorant mind trying to express itself.............)
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To: WKUHilltopper

All those calories had to go somewhere.


11 posted on 04/27/2017 12:09:22 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: dp0622

Tell them to use an asbestos container in your will.


12 posted on 04/27/2017 12:09:58 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: DFG
This was a grease fire...

(I couldn't help myself)....but condolences to the family of the deceased person. RIP

13 posted on 04/27/2017 12:12:01 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty (....give war a chance.....)
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To: DFG

Also FTA......

The danger of fires when cremating obese bodies isn’t an entirely unknown issue for the funeral service profession: “As you may realize, when a morbidly obese person is cremated, there’s a danger of what can only be called (in layman’s terms) a ‘grease fire,’” according to Caleb Wilde, a licensed professional who runs the blog Confessions of a Funeral Director.

In October 2014, a Virginia facility caught fire while cremating a 500-pound body. Fire investigators there said excessive heat ignited rubber roofing near the crematorium’s smoke stack. Another fire, two years earlier in Austria, left firefighters “covered with a layer of sooty grease.”


14 posted on 04/27/2017 12:12:50 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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Funeral people say of fat folks, “they bring their own BTU’s to the fire.”

I suppose they could have discreetly carved it into smaller pieces. This is one of those chores I am SO glad somebody else does. Glad to pay for it, thank you.


15 posted on 04/27/2017 12:14:04 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: posterchild
They could always go the "Gilbert Grape" route.

 

Image result for what eating gilbert grape fire

16 posted on 04/27/2017 12:15:04 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

This is a situation that Viking funerals were created for, perhaps? Do it way out on the water.


17 posted on 04/27/2017 12:15:06 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Gen.Blather

But then they would have to bill for a double (triple, etc.) batch.


18 posted on 04/27/2017 12:15:51 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Responsibility2nd; DFG

I can attest. I worked in that industry for a dozen years. This is not uncommon.


19 posted on 04/27/2017 12:16:15 PM PDT by day10 (You'll get nothing and like it!)
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To: mass55th

I heard that he was in a coffin the size of a piano box


20 posted on 04/27/2017 12:16:18 PM PDT by mainestategop (Don’t Let Freedom Slip Away! After America , There is No Place to Go)
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