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Firefighters Save Woman From Fire By Changing the Channel 7

Posted by samzenpus
from the idiot-box dept.
An elderly woman in Zurich mistook a fire on her television for the real thing and called the fire department to save her. The firemen found her TV tuned to a German station that airs the constant image of a fireplace in the early morning. "The fire was extinguished with the press of a button," police said in a statement. I wonder who she would have called if she had accidentally tuned into a Godzilla marathon.

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Firefighters Save Woman From Fire By Changing the Channel

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