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Man enters burning house to rescue beer
WTVM ^ | 10/24/2013 | Christina Kleehammer

Posted on 10/25/2013 12:03:39 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Officials are still investigating the cause of a house fire that broke out on 42nd St. near Oates Ave. in Columbus, Thursday afternoon, but residents are blaming a newly installed water heater.

Six adults and two young children were inside watching television when the room began filling with smoke. After the children were rescued and everyone made it outside safely, a man who walks with a cane went back in the burning house to retrieve something he left behind.

"I told them to get the kids out and everything, and me myself, being an alcoholic, I was trying to get my beer out," said Walter Serpit, "I went back into the house like a dummy and the door shut on me because this back draft was about to kill me."

Serpit managed to save several cans of beer and he escaped the home without getting burned.

The Red Cross arrived shortly after firefighters extinguished the flames and they are helping the family get back on their feet. One Red Cross volunteer at the scene said they were able to respond quickly because a neighbor alerted them to the situation.


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Priorities, priorities....
1 posted on 10/25/2013 12:03:39 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Beer? Ummm, no. Click the link the see what he rescued.


2 posted on 10/25/2013 12:04:33 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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Let’s make it really hard....both the Obamadork and beer are in the burning house.

Rescue or gasoline?


3 posted on 10/25/2013 12:06:06 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Responsibility2nd

This guy openly admits to being an alcoholic. At least he’s honest.


4 posted on 10/25/2013 12:06:59 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Yo man, whatever EBT can buy.


5 posted on 10/25/2013 12:07:12 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Responsibility2nd

Whizz-water; phew!


6 posted on 10/25/2013 12:08:05 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It’s All About the Beer.


7 posted on 10/25/2013 12:08:35 PM PDT by dfwgator
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An alcoholic who is watching his weight!


8 posted on 10/25/2013 12:08:47 PM PDT by Hugin
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being an alcoholic, I was trying to get my beer out," said Walter Serpit,

You don't need to be an alcoholic to save your beer. The general sequence of heroism is: children, pets, beer, wife.

INCOMING!

5.56mm

9 posted on 10/25/2013 12:11:22 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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Ron Howard can buy the movie rights


10 posted on 10/25/2013 12:12:41 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Responsibility2nd

I don’t see the issue here...


11 posted on 10/25/2013 12:13:11 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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Did the Red Cross bring beer? Domestic, imported or craft?


12 posted on 10/25/2013 12:13:53 PM PDT by bigfootbob
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“Hold mu beer” and I’ll go back for more.


13 posted on 10/25/2013 12:16:25 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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14 posted on 10/25/2013 12:17:16 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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I wouldn’t cross a street to piss on a case of Bud-Lite if it was on fire.


15 posted on 10/25/2013 12:18:00 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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I wonder what brand of beer he drinks.


16 posted on 10/25/2013 12:18:25 PM PDT by forgotten man
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I don’t see the issue here...

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Yes, but the beer in question was Bud Light. Now do you understand?


17 posted on 10/25/2013 12:18:31 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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It Bud Light


18 posted on 10/25/2013 12:18:52 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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Sorry. Fumble fingers.

It was Bud Light...


19 posted on 10/25/2013 12:19:33 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: M Kehoe
You don't need to be an alcoholic to save your beer. The general sequence of heroism is: children, pets, beer, wife.

 

Maybe wife then beer. Maybe wife to carry the beer out instead.


20 posted on 10/25/2013 12:21:15 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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