Photos: Freshwater Fire Station

UNATTENDED BONFIRE POSES RISK TO THATCHED PROPERTIES IN YARMOUTH

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Freshwater’s retained firefighters have extinguished a large unattended bonfire that was posing a risk to nearby properties near Yarmouth.

1 appliance and a water carrier were mobilised to the scene on Hallets Shute after calls from concerned members of the public.

The fire is said to have been creating smoke and ash, which was blowing towards thatched roof homes.

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The crews used main jets to dowse the bonfire.

A spokesperson has said:

“Please stay home to help save lives and please don’t light huge bonfires and leave them unattended because we want to stay home too as much as possible!”

 

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Seay

Fine them heavily. Ignorant selfish people. These fire crew shouldn’t have to put themselves out for idiots. We have enough low life vile children starting fires now they ‘are bored’ at home to contend with.

Reika Kitami

It could have been an accident.
You’re busy playing with your mates, nice warm spring sunshine et al.
It’s very easy to forget where you placed your magnifying glass

Seay

Sherlock Holmes it wasn’t.

Smithy

Shouldn’t be out playing with friends. We’re in lockdown remember?

Concerned of Wootton

Unfortunately, now the council have closed both public amenity sites (perfectly understandable) I expect we will see more of this, plus increased fly tipping too!

Old bean

Seay well said

Mrs brown

Charge the muppets that did this. Why should more frontline people put their lives at risk because of idiots. It really does baffle me completely!
Numpty’s

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