Shipping container used as playground by kids goes up in flames

Shipping container used as playground by kids goes up in flames

Shipping container used as playground by kids goes up in flames

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A shipping container caught fire just minutes after children were seen playing in it.

Fire crews from Preston Circus and Hove were called to a blaze in an ISO container at the back of shops in Moulsecoomb Way in Brighton at 6.30pm last night.

Firefighters were at the scene for more than three hours but fortunately no one was injured in the incident.

A firefighter said: “All the doors were closed on the container and smoke was coming out which is always an issue because if you open the doors and introduce oxygen there is a risk it will go bang.

“It may sound a simple but it was quite dangerous.”

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5:30pm Fri 11 Apr 14

melee says...

So were the children 'playing' or setting fire to it?
So were the children 'playing' or setting fire to it? melee
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2:23pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Dave At Home says...

ISO container..... that's as funny as saying it is a TEU.... and actually I think you will find it is a storage container rather than a shipping box, esp if the plate and container number have been removed, but we have no picture to the story as it was copied from the Trumpton website, no doubt.
ISO container..... that's as funny as saying it is a TEU.... and actually I think you will find it is a storage container rather than a shipping box, esp if the plate and container number have been removed, but we have no picture to the story as it was copied from the Trumpton website, no doubt. Dave At Home
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