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Nanaimo firefighters on the hot seat

An abandoned couch turned out to be a hot item in north Nanaimo on the weekend.

Firefighters responded shortly before midnight Friday to the couch, which was burning next to a dumpster on Glen Eagle Crescent.

"Someone had put a couch outside the dumpster and then someone lit the couch on fire," said Rick Kwasnecha, Nanaimo Fire Rescue fire prevention officer.

In spite of a liberal dousing of water and a thorough overhaul of the furniture item, firefighters had to pay it a second visit at about 2 a.m. Saturday after it reignited.

The second snuffing put an end to any possibility of re-ignition.

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