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Activist Sues Falls FD

MUDCAT FALLS -- Local peace activist Digby Dalhaber filed suit against the Mudcat Falls Fire Department for negligence and dereliction of duty in the loss of the historic family home in the Riverview Heights section of the city.

"They just cut and run and let my home burn to the ground," said a distraught Dalhaber as he surveyed the smoldering pile of ashes where once his house stood. "I pay taxes. All of us citizens deserve better first responder protection than those pathetic cowards."

The fire occurred while Dalhaber was picketing downtown in Courthouse Square to end the war in Iraq, though the victim stopped just short of implicating Karl Rove and Donald Rumsfeld of conspiracy to commit arson.

Firefighters battled the blaze for several hours with numerous casualties, including two sprains, one broken finger as well as several injuries from trauma, burns and smoke inhalation, before withdrawing.

Fire Chief Smoky Whistler insisted that his troops did not retreat from the fight and did not suffer a defeat.

"It became clear that the firemen had become the main target of the flames," said Whistler with a wry smirk from his office at the firehouse, "So, we re-deployed to a position where we would no longer be inciting the conflagration, but could still effect a timely response if need be."

Whistler served in the U.S. Marine Corps during Desert Storm.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.



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