KPTV: Snow Globe Blamed for Couch Fire (text and photos)
KGW: Snow Globes Ignite Fire in Milwaukie Home (short video)
KATU: It Was the City of Portland Snow Globe That Tried To Burn My House Down (video, with Demonstration!)
In all of these, BILJ is merely identified as "a neighbor." Neighbor K came over last night to thank him again, since if BILJ hadn't been in the right place at the right time to hear the smoke detector going off, a fire might have ignited and burned for quite a while before anyone noticed. As it was, most of the damage was caused by the firepersons breaking a door open and dragging the couch outside. Interesting how things work out, sometimes.