It was Frank’s first fire and he was exhilarated. After training and waiting nearly three months to see some action, he’d finally hit the jackpot. This fire was huge all right!
Back at the station, over a cuppa, there was a debrief by the fire investigator.
“Clearly,” he said, “this is no accident. By the looks and smell of it, I’d say without a doubt this is a deliberate fire started with gasoline.”
It was late when it was time to go home. Frank saw fellow fire-fighter Dave heading out to his car.
“Dave,” he said, “can you give me a lift? I appear to have run out of gas”.