Crews were called out to a spate of accidental fires last night, caused by people not disposing of BBQs correctly.
At 4:56pm, crews from Birley Moor attended an incident on Devonshire Street, Sheffield. On arrival they found a BBQ had been put in a bin whilst still smouldering hot. They were able to quickly extinguish this before spreading to cause further damage or injuries/
At 7:56pm, crews from Central attended an incident on Chelsea Road, Sheffield. On arrival they found that two BBQs had been placed in a bin whilst still hot and smouldering. Luckily, firefighters were able to act quickly and extinguish the fire before it spread.
At 8:30pm, crews from Rotherham attended an incident on Barbers Avenue, Parkgate in Rotherham. On arrival, they found that a disposable BBQ had been left on grass to burn out. They were able to quickly extinguish the fire before it grew.
At 10:17pm crews from Central attended an incident on Rustlings Road, Sheffield. On arrival they found that a disposable BBQ had been placed in a plastic bin whilst still hot, causing the bin to melt and set on fire. Once again, they were able to quickly tackle the fire before it spread to any property.
We’ve seen a significant increase in these incidents this week, and it’s no coincidence that the sun has got his hat on! We love the sunshine as much as you do, but please remember to stay safe with the following tips:
- Sit it on a flat surface well away from trees, shrubs and grassland
- Keep a bucket of water or sand close by, just in case
- Never use petrol or paraffin on a barbecue, only recognised lighters and starter fuels
- Make sure the coals have properly cooled before disposal and empty ashes onto bare soil, not into the bin