Fire crew called out to midnight bonfire in Carshalton

A crew from Wallington fire station was called to Stanhope Road

A crew from Wallington fire station was called to Stanhope Road

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Firefighters were called out after a man decided to have a bonfire in the middle of the night.

A crew from Wallington fire station was called to Stanhope Road, Carshalton, after neighbours became concerned about smoke and an orange glow at 12.45am today.

When firefighters arrived it turned out a man was simply having a bonfire that had got out of control.

The crew used the man's own hose to put the fire out and advised him against holding such a large bonfire again.

A spokesman for Wallington fire station said: "It was slightly out of control.

"We advise people to make sure they keep their bonfires in those brazier bins you can buy, or to make sure they are no bigger than them.

"That way they do not tend to get out of control."

Sutton Council suggests it is seldom necessary to have a bonfire and encourages people to use its garden waste collection service instead.

It advises people only to burn dry material and never to burn household rubbish and to choose a day when the wind will disperse smoke quickly without blowing it into neighbours' gardens.

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11:08am Wed 18 Jun 14

Mr Flange of Wallington says...

Sutton council should take a dose of their own medicine and abandon plans for the incinerator. Only burn on a windy day - purrleeeease!
Sutton council should take a dose of their own medicine and abandon plans for the incinerator. Only burn on a windy day - purrleeeease! Mr Flange of Wallington
  • Score: 17

1:27pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Hugh Dunnit says...

who needs a bonfire ? Couldn't be bothered to go to the dump ?
who needs a bonfire ? Couldn't be bothered to go to the dump ? Hugh Dunnit
  • Score: 9

4:53pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Michael Pantlin says...

How many asthma attacks did this antisocial idiot trigger by causing smoke to enter bedrooms. There is no acceptable time of day for bonfires in areas of high population density. Pay for your krap to be taken away without causing a nasty nuisance.
How many asthma attacks did this antisocial idiot trigger by causing smoke to enter bedrooms. There is no acceptable time of day for bonfires in areas of high population density. Pay for your krap to be taken away without causing a nasty nuisance. Michael Pantlin
  • Score: 11

11:09am Fri 20 Jun 14

Noddyblanket says...

Nobody should be having fires at any time. Dangerous and anti social. Don't mess with fire - end of. Take your rubbish to dump, or call the council and organise for your rubbish to be collected like everyone else.
Nobody should be having fires at any time. Dangerous and anti social. Don't mess with fire - end of. Take your rubbish to dump, or call the council and organise for your rubbish to be collected like everyone else. Noddyblanket
  • Score: 2

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