Beachfront bin fire caused by smouldering barbecue

Beachfront bin fire caused by smouldering barbecue

Beachfront bin fire caused by smouldering barbecue

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Firefighters have reiterated warnings about the disposal of barbecues after a fire in a bin.

Preston Circus firefighters were called to Kings Road Arches in Brighton last night at 7.15pm after a fire broke out in a bin following the disposal of a barbecue.

Fire crews had to use a hose reel to put out the blaze which destroyed the contents of the bin.

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8:05am Mon 9 Jun 14

hoveguyactually says...

Amazing how the same photo turns up on several reports.
Amazing how the same photo turns up on several reports. hoveguyactually
  • Score: 1

8:38am Mon 9 Jun 14

Max Ripple says...

These throw-away barbecues should be banned from Brightons beaches. The last time I saw the beach one sunny evening it looked like a scene from D-Day. Smoke and fires everywhere. Armageddon comes to Brighton. Idiots then chuck these things in bins when still smouldering, leave them on the beach or even bury them under pebbles to hide them. The pebbles heat up and children then unwittingly wander onto those pebbles and severely burn their feet.
BAN THEM!,
These throw-away barbecues should be banned from Brightons beaches. The last time I saw the beach one sunny evening it looked like a scene from D-Day. Smoke and fires everywhere. Armageddon comes to Brighton. Idiots then chuck these things in bins when still smouldering, leave them on the beach or even bury them under pebbles to hide them. The pebbles heat up and children then unwittingly wander onto those pebbles and severely burn their feet. BAN THEM!, Max Ripple
  • Score: 14

9:15am Mon 9 Jun 14

Fairfax Aches says...

There seems to be an awful lot of minor incident reports appearing in the rag at the moment. Typical shoddy work by The Argus, dredging emergency reports about bins fires does not count as journalism!
There seems to be an awful lot of minor incident reports appearing in the rag at the moment. Typical shoddy work by The Argus, dredging emergency reports about bins fires does not count as journalism! Fairfax Aches
  • Score: 3

9:26am Mon 9 Jun 14

BlackRocker says...

Max Ripple wrote:
These throw-away barbecues should be banned from Brightons beaches. The last time I saw the beach one sunny evening it looked like a scene from D-Day. Smoke and fires everywhere. Armageddon comes to Brighton. Idiots then chuck these things in bins when still smouldering, leave them on the beach or even bury them under pebbles to hide them. The pebbles heat up and children then unwittingly wander onto those pebbles and severely burn their feet.
BAN THEM!,
Not to mention the acrid stink of cheap burgers and sausages frying.
[quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: These throw-away barbecues should be banned from Brightons beaches. The last time I saw the beach one sunny evening it looked like a scene from D-Day. Smoke and fires everywhere. Armageddon comes to Brighton. Idiots then chuck these things in bins when still smouldering, leave them on the beach or even bury them under pebbles to hide them. The pebbles heat up and children then unwittingly wander onto those pebbles and severely burn their feet. BAN THEM!,[/p][/quote]Not to mention the acrid stink of cheap burgers and sausages frying. BlackRocker
  • Score: 5

12:51pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Lady Smith says...

Max Ripple wrote:
These throw-away barbecues should be banned from Brightons beaches. The last time I saw the beach one sunny evening it looked like a scene from D-Day. Smoke and fires everywhere. Armageddon comes to Brighton. Idiots then chuck these things in bins when still smouldering, leave them on the beach or even bury them under pebbles to hide them. The pebbles heat up and children then unwittingly wander onto those pebbles and severely burn their feet.
BAN THEM!,
According to the council's website, they're not even supposed to be used before 6pm. I've never seen any seafront workers enforcing these rules:

http://www.brighton-
hove.gov.uk/content/
leisure-and-librarie
s/seafront/barbecues
-beach
[quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: These throw-away barbecues should be banned from Brightons beaches. The last time I saw the beach one sunny evening it looked like a scene from D-Day. Smoke and fires everywhere. Armageddon comes to Brighton. Idiots then chuck these things in bins when still smouldering, leave them on the beach or even bury them under pebbles to hide them. The pebbles heat up and children then unwittingly wander onto those pebbles and severely burn their feet. BAN THEM!,[/p][/quote]According to the council's website, they're not even supposed to be used before 6pm. I've never seen any seafront workers enforcing these rules: http://www.brighton- hove.gov.uk/content/ leisure-and-librarie s/seafront/barbecues -beach Lady Smith
  • Score: 0

12:53pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Joshiman says...

Seafront Patrol are responsible .Unfortunately although there are "No barbeque" signs on the seafront and on Hove Lawns the couldnt care less yobs, ignore the signs and barbeque away.Should be instant fines imposed.
Seafront Patrol are responsible .Unfortunately although there are "No barbeque" signs on the seafront and on Hove Lawns the couldnt care less yobs, ignore the signs and barbeque away.Should be instant fines imposed. Joshiman
  • Score: 1

9:23am Tue 10 Jun 14

Max Ripple says...

Joshiman wrote:
Seafront Patrol are responsible .Unfortunately although there are "No barbeque" signs on the seafront and on Hove Lawns the couldnt care less yobs, ignore the signs and barbeque away.Should be instant fines imposed.
This is all true and I would advocate on the spot fines myself. Unfortunately I have been told that the introduction of Beach Barbecue or Rubbish Wardens is not likely because of the cost (although I would argue they could be paid for from the fines themselves) and also because the council are very aware that warden type confrontation between them and drunken members of the public might well result in physical abuse of the warden - as in the cases of abuse against traffic wardens. It seems that unless it is actually tried and well publicised then nothing will improve and the yobs and idiots will win again.
[quote][p][bold]Joshiman[/bold] wrote: Seafront Patrol are responsible .Unfortunately although there are "No barbeque" signs on the seafront and on Hove Lawns the couldnt care less yobs, ignore the signs and barbeque away.Should be instant fines imposed.[/p][/quote]This is all true and I would advocate on the spot fines myself. Unfortunately I have been told that the introduction of Beach Barbecue or Rubbish Wardens is not likely because of the cost (although I would argue they could be paid for from the fines themselves) and also because the council are very aware that warden type confrontation between them and drunken members of the public might well result in physical abuse of the warden - as in the cases of abuse against traffic wardens. It seems that unless it is actually tried and well publicised then nothing will improve and the yobs and idiots will win again. Max Ripple
  • Score: 0

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