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4:41 PM

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4:41 PM, Sunday 12 June, 2022

Bin fire spreading to affect fence

Brooks Mews, Aylesbury

One appliance and crew from Aylesbury attended.

Hot ashes placed in a compost bin had caught alight and the fire had spread to affect approximately four metres of a  fence.

The fire was out when they arrived. The firefighters used a thermal imaging camera and provided advice.

Some of the advice we offer is that hot ashes placed into a dustbin or a wheelie bin can melt the plastic and cause a fire. It is better to wait until ashes or coals have cooled before relocating them. More advice is available in our safety hub, on pages relating to barbecues, bonfires and open fires.