Joe Biden Exaggerates Details of 2004 Fire: My House Burned Down ‘With My Wife In It’

President Joe Biden exaggerated Tuesday details of a fire that burned his home in 2004 while emphasizing the importance of infrastructure.

Speaking on a bridge in New Hampshire, Biden said:

And I know, having had a house burn down with my wife in it — she got out safely, God willing — that having a significant portion of it burn, I can tell: ten minutes makes a hell of a difference.

Biden has cited this story before, particularly while talking about the importance of firefighters.

According to reports, Biden’s Delaware house did not “burn down,” and a “significant portion” of his home did not burn.

The Associated Press reported at the time that lightning struck Biden’s home, but the fire was “small,” and firefighters responded quickly to a call from his wife, Jill Biden. Cranston Heights Fire Company Chief George Lamborn said they were able to keep flames from spreading beyond the kitchen.- READ MORE

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