This one is just strange. Strange indeed.
A retired firefighter died from his injuries after his lawn mower suddenly caught fire in Burlington County, New Jersey, Sunday afternoon.
Roger Lippincott, 79, was operating a lawn mower on the 2200 block of Saylors Pond Road in Jobstown around 2:30 p.m. when it suddenly burst into flames.
Lippincott suffered severe burns and died from his injuries at the scene.
It gets weirder — the former Fire Academy instructor is the second retired Springfield Township, NJ firefighter to die in a fire in the last two years.
It turns out, when we went a-google for pictures, searching for “burning lawnmower,” this is not exactly an unheard-of occurrence. We guess if you want to live forever you have to accept lawns and gardens that look like a feminist’s armpits.
Fortunately, nobody here is a firefighter. That may not keep us alive, but it may keep us out of the papers if our mower goes FOOM.