Discarded incense stick causes rubbish fire
Fairway Drive, Broomfield
16/09/2022 @ 12:58
Incident Number: 178694
In attendance: 1 x Chelmsford
Firefighters are advising residents to make sure incense sticks are stubbed out after embers caught rubbish alight in Broomfield earlier today.
Crews were called to a garden fire in Broomfield and on arrival reported that the fire was beginning to affect the rear of a house.
Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire by 1:19pm and believe it was caused by an incense stick that had caught cardboard in the garden alight.
A number of fence panels were damaged and the rear of the house suffered smoke damage.
Watch Manager John Warmann said: “When discarding incense sticks, please make sure they are properly stubbed out. It only takes an ember to catch nearby items alight.”