BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Talk about a Grinch: Police say someone trying to steal copper wire burned down the city of Birmingham's 35-foot-tall Christmas tree.
Officers say someone stripped electrical wires off the Norwegian Spruce at Linn Park about 4 a.m. Wednesday, then started a fire. Police believe thieves were attempting to separate the copper wire from the plastic insulation on Christmas decorations.
But the fire spread to the tree, engulfing it in flames. Public works crews later used heavy machinery to remove the blackened limbs and trunk.
Parks director Melvin Miller said the tree wouldn't be replaced, but a radio station donated a new one within hours.
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A cooling trend will begin Wednesday throughout San Diego County and is expected to bring temperatures down about 10 to 20 degrees through the end of the work week.
Details on the contract agreement designed to stem the flow of experienced officers from the San Diego Police Department to other law enforcement agencies are expected to be released Wednesday morning.
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