Burning mouse takes revenge by burning down house-Fiction!

Burning Mouse Takes Revenge By Burning Down House-Fiction!


Summary of eRumor:

A homeowner in New Mexico allegedly disposed of a captured mouse by throwing him into a pile of burning leaves.  The burning mouse came to rest below a window and the resulted fire destroyed the house.

The Truth:

There were news stories of this incident that said the fire was caused by the burning mouse.  The homeowner corrected that later, however, in an interview with KOAT-TV in Albuquerque..  Chano (not Luciano) Mares said the mouse was already dead when he tossed it onto the burning leaves.  He said he things the fire that destroyed his house was from burning leaves that were blown by the wind.