How does this happen? The timing I mean. A robber on the very afternoon you want to light a fire.
A homeowner in Huron, California, knew something was wrong when he heard the screaming, he told Fresno County law enforcement. The unidentified homeowner called 911 on Saturday afternoon after lighting a fire in his fireplace, then quickly tried to put out the fire once he figured out the screaming was coming from the fireplace and smoke started pouring into the house. Sheriff's deputies and firefighters had to break open the chimney to get the suspected robber out, but he was dead by the time they reached him.
I would just seal up the room side and let him ROT why screw up a perfectly GOOD Chimney ... LOL