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Only in America: Fired for firefighting

A daycare teacher is sacked for putting out a fire — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A Florida daycare teacher was fired for leaving her classroom to put out a fire. Michelle Hammack traced a burning smell to an oven fire in the kitchen, led her students outside, and extinguished the fire. Owner Olga Rozhaov then fired her. "I fired her because she left the room," Rozhaov explained.