"I had some leaves burning outside, so I threw it [the mouse] in the fire, and the mouse was on fire and ran back at the house," Mares said from a motel room Saturday. Village Fire Chief Juan Chavez said the burning mouse ran to just beneath a window of the nearby home. The flames spread up the window and throughout the house. All contents of the home were destroyed, he said. No injuries were reported.Tonight's TV news here in Lincoln cast doubt upon this version of events, however the homeowner is standing by his story.
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
A mouse destroyed a home in New Mexico in an apparent suicide attack. Discarded Mouse Returns to Set Home Ablaze: