The Intriguing House Fire

The house next door had a massive cannabis farm in the loft.  Then last week they had a house fire.  I rushed outside the night all the emergency services turned up.  The smell on the street was…sweetly intriguing.  And the firemen seemed a whole lot more relaxed than I expected.

“How’s the firefighting going?” I asked one of them.

“Oh, you know,” the firefighter said, pausing to breathe in deeply.  “Some fires you can put out quickly; others you just need to let them find their own way to extinction.  Fighting a fire,” he added, “isn’t always the best way.”

He smiled a strange smile, folded his arms and stood studying the flames with wonder in his eyes.

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