DUH: Parents Dump Gasoline On Wet Field To Dry it Out, Cause Huge Fire Instead
With all the rain (and even some snow) we've had across the region the past several days, it's safe to say that it's a bit wet and muddy.
Some parents at a Connecticut high school baseball game needed to find a way to dry the infield in time for last Saturday's big game. According to NBC NY, this is when they came up with a brilliant plan - pour gasoline all over the field and then light it on fire.
This particular plan didn't work out so well. NBC says that the outcome were 15 foot flames shooting into the air and $50,000 dollars damage instead.
But it wasn't just one set of parents. NBC says that 15 to 20 parents showed great teamwork and took turns pouring the gas at Ciuccoli in Ridgefield before turning it into a smoldering ruin.
A representative for the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection told News 4 New York:
Environmental and health officials advise against ever using this method to dry a ballfield because it contaminates the soil and could be hazardous to human health.
Police are now investigating. No one has yet been prosecuted, however it's safe to say that some people are going to have to foot quite a big bill to clean up this mess.
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