The mouse that roared in flames or did it? - Peculiar Postings - MSNBC.com
Updated: 11:56 p.m. ET Jan. 10, 2006
FORT SUMNER, N.M. - Was it really a mouse that burned down Luciano Mares’ house? Or was it just the wind?
Mares’ story of a flaming mouse that scampered from a burning pile of leaves into his rural home Saturday drew international media attention.
On Monday, the 81-year-old told an Albuquerque television station that strong wind spread burning leaves, leveling his home of more than two decades.
On Tuesday, Mares and his nephew stood by his original version that a mouse was the culprit.