• Aug 19th 2010 at 4:28PM
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Having unintentionally set at least one vehicle aflame inside of a garage ourselves, we know it takes cat-like reflexes and a certain presence of mind to keep from reducing all of your worldly possessions to cinders in that type of situation. It also helps to not try to dry out the interior of your Porsche Boxster with a leaf blower. That's exactly what Olympic figure skater Kurt Browning was allegedly trying to do when his droptop went all toasty. According to The Toronto Star, the city's fire department says that Browning left said leaf blower unattended, the car caught fire and his house went up shortly thereafter.
Browning had attempted to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher, but the damage was already done. A total of 80 firefighters and 10 trucks were on hand to attempt to reduce the damage and protect surrounding homes from potential fire. No one was injured in the blaze, but the house is said to have suffered hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. We're guessing the Porsche is a lost cause, too.

[Source: The Toronto Star | Image: George Pimentel/WireImage.com]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      At least the world now has one less leaf blower.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That is definitely NOT what Brian Boitano would do...
        • 5 Years Ago
        You so beat me to it...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Browning's fire breath is clearly not magical.
      • 5 Years Ago
      6.0, 6.0, 6.0, 5.9, 6.0, 5.8
        • 5 Years Ago
        LMFAO............and still laughing......made my day!!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Maybe Tonya Harding did it, works better than a baseball bat
      • 5 Years Ago
      what would Brian Boitano do?
      • 5 Years Ago
      {Red Forman Voice} Dumbass! {/voice}
      • 5 Years Ago
      Maybe he had to got to the toilet in a hurry....:))
      • 5 Years Ago
      You might go as far as to call that 'bad form'. Glad to hear that he skated by unharmed.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh those silly ice dancers.......what are the thinking?
      • 5 Years Ago
      if you're dumb enough to buy over priced beetles you're most certainly dumb enough to burn your house down.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You're a dumb ass, you are. Over priced beetle my ass. Go back to driving your geo metro.
      • 5 Years Ago
      hmmmm alcohol in the car???
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sounds like the house got more than a Browning.

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