Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Fire cause by hot barbecue charcoal

Church Street, Newport
01/07/2019 @ 00:08
Incident Number: 103453
In attendance: 1 x Newport, 1 x Saffron Walden

Firefighters were called to a reports of a fire outside a house in Newport last night (Sunday 30 June).

When firefighters arrived they found a bin on fire which was directly next to a house. 

Fire crews managed to quickly extinguish the fire and stopped it from spreading and causing any damage to the property.

Firefighters discovered that the fire had been caused by hot charcoal which had been used in a bbq early that day and put in the wheelie bin.

Firefighters have issued the following safety advice:

"As the barbecue season is finally upon us, we want to urge people to take extra care when disposing of charcoal and ashes from bbq's. We recommend leaving them in the barbecue for a couple of days to (so they have time to completely cool) before disposing of them."


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