Steak and kidney pie 'destroyed' in cooking fire

Bournemouth Echo: Firefighters called to steak and kidney pie fire Firefighters called to steak and kidney pie fire

Firefighters were called to deal with a cooking fire at a flat in Mudeford Road at 6.24pm on Saturday.

Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said the fire had ‘destroyed one steak and kidney pie’.

There was minor smoke damage to the kitchen.

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9:47am Mon 30 Dec 13

woby_tide says...

Just when you thought local journalism couldn't sink any further
Just when you thought local journalism couldn't sink any further woby_tide

9:47am Mon 30 Dec 13

poolebabe says...

Really echo? O.O
Really echo? O.O poolebabe

9:48am Mon 30 Dec 13

Lord gungedin of Ferndown says...

Absolute classic!............
Rock n Roll!!!!
Absolute classic!............ Rock n Roll!!!! Lord gungedin of Ferndown

9:52am Mon 30 Dec 13

cazzia says...

The mash was treated for smoke inhalation.
The mash was treated for smoke inhalation. cazzia

9:56am Mon 30 Dec 13

pete woodley says...

While people in Bournemouth are starving,others are wastefully burning steak and kidney pies,what is the world coming to.
While people in Bournemouth are starving,others are wastefully burning steak and kidney pies,what is the world coming to. pete woodley

10:04am Mon 30 Dec 13

P Barker says...

I burnt the toast, the other day. Can I have a story in the paper ??
I burnt the toast, the other day. Can I have a story in the paper ?? P Barker

10:06am Mon 30 Dec 13

abc100 says...

R.i.P, Steak and kidney pie my thoughts are with the family!!!
R.i.P, Steak and kidney pie my thoughts are with the family!!! abc100

10:09am Mon 30 Dec 13

skydriver says...

Goodness me Echo buck up,is this really news worthy.
Why don't you forward this to BBC world news. I'm sure they will put it on their ticker
Goodness me Echo buck up,is this really news worthy. Why don't you forward this to BBC world news. I'm sure they will put it on their ticker skydriver

10:19am Mon 30 Dec 13

Old Colonial says...

"Misery of distraught family after loss of pie in kitchen tragedy". Come on where's the photo? Still, marginally more exciting than the tea towel catching fire in Broadstone.
"Misery of distraught family after loss of pie in kitchen tragedy". Come on where's the photo? Still, marginally more exciting than the tea towel catching fire in Broadstone. Old Colonial

10:38am Mon 30 Dec 13

Bournemouth Ohec says...

Have the next of kin been informed?
Have the next of kin been informed? Bournemouth Ohec

10:43am Mon 30 Dec 13

Mr Kevin says...

The reporter should have attached their name to this - how will the judging panel of the Nobel Prize for Literature know where to send the trophy?
The reporter should have attached their name to this - how will the judging panel of the Nobel Prize for Literature know where to send the trophy? Mr Kevin

10:45am Mon 30 Dec 13

Greatstuff says...

Surely this warrants a photo of of a pork pie with its arms crossed?
Surely this warrants a photo of of a pork pie with its arms crossed? Greatstuff

10:48am Mon 30 Dec 13

Hickery says...

Do we have to hear about EVERY time the fire brigade turn out to do some work? Try printing every call attended to by the Police or Ambulance services - oh no, that's right, there wouldn't be enough room because they're constantly on the go. We need some perspective about our emergency services, especially at a time when fire personnel are striking over their conditions of employment/retiremen
t age/pension contributions etc.
Do we have to hear about EVERY time the fire brigade turn out to do some work? Try printing every call attended to by the Police or Ambulance services - oh no, that's right, there wouldn't be enough room because they're constantly on the go. We need some perspective about our emergency services, especially at a time when fire personnel are striking over their conditions of employment/retiremen t age/pension contributions etc. Hickery

11:19am Mon 30 Dec 13

60plus says...

Best have a takeaway then
Best have a takeaway then 60plus

11:19am Mon 30 Dec 13

apm1954 says...

flambe steak pie
flambe steak pie apm1954

11:46am Mon 30 Dec 13

John T says...

Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said 'the fire had destroyed one steak and kidney pie'.
Dennis, a spokesperson for DFRS, (photograph) said ' When we arrived there was a scene of utter carnage, but a Mr Potato and Mrs Cabbage were rescued and brought from the house in a right stir'. Mrs Cabbage squeaked 'it was tragic, as we had just asked Kate and Sidney Pie to join us for dinner. May they Rest in Peas.'
Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said 'the fire had destroyed one steak and kidney pie'. Dennis, a spokesperson for DFRS, (photograph) said ' When we arrived there was a scene of utter carnage, but a Mr Potato and Mrs Cabbage were rescued and brought from the house in a right stir'. Mrs Cabbage squeaked 'it was tragic, as we had just asked Kate and Sidney Pie to join us for dinner. May they Rest in Peas.' John T

12:23pm Mon 30 Dec 13

live-and-let-live says...

we've also had the tragic loss of a tea towel in another shocking fire. RIP pie and tea towel.
we've also had the tragic loss of a tea towel in another shocking fire. RIP pie and tea towel. live-and-let-live

12:28pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Controversial But True says...

Maybe the pie consumer needs to move to Iford where there's very little fire risk, but water is in abundance just in case!!
Maybe the pie consumer needs to move to Iford where there's very little fire risk, but water is in abundance just in case!! Controversial But True

12:39pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Wintonian says...

John T wrote:
Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said 'the fire had destroyed one steak and kidney pie'.
Dennis, a spokesperson for DFRS, (photograph) said ' When we arrived there was a scene of utter carnage, but a Mr Potato and Mrs Cabbage were rescued and brought from the house in a right stir'. Mrs Cabbage squeaked 'it was tragic, as we had just asked Kate and Sidney Pie to join us for dinner. May they Rest in Peas.'
It's taken till 30 December but that must surely be comment of the year!
[quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said 'the fire had destroyed one steak and kidney pie'. Dennis, a spokesperson for DFRS, (photograph) said ' When we arrived there was a scene of utter carnage, but a Mr Potato and Mrs Cabbage were rescued and brought from the house in a right stir'. Mrs Cabbage squeaked 'it was tragic, as we had just asked Kate and Sidney Pie to join us for dinner. May they Rest in Peas.'[/p][/quote]It's taken till 30 December but that must surely be comment of the year! Wintonian

1:00pm Mon 30 Dec 13

kalebmoledirt says...

Hickery wrote:
Do we have to hear about EVERY time the fire brigade turn out to do some work? Try printing every call attended to by the Police or Ambulance services - oh no, that's right, there wouldn't be enough room because they're constantly on the go. We need some perspective about our emergency services, especially at a time when fire personnel are striking over their conditions of employment/retiremen

t age/pension contributions etc.
Hope none of the firpersons was over 60 and in the middle of a game of volley ball.Would be awfull if a 70 year old brickie or perhaps the aged bin man working out in the cold and rain.the poor old dear having to turn out early in the morning care for people only slightly older than her.all wishing they could have retired at 60 with a very generous pension.but shame about the pudding .Not the pudding that is one the fire persons that has failed to keep fit enough to fullfill his duties
[quote][p][bold]Hickery[/bold] wrote: Do we have to hear about EVERY time the fire brigade turn out to do some work? Try printing every call attended to by the Police or Ambulance services - oh no, that's right, there wouldn't be enough room because they're constantly on the go. We need some perspective about our emergency services, especially at a time when fire personnel are striking over their conditions of employment/retiremen t age/pension contributions etc.[/p][/quote]Hope none of the firpersons was over 60 and in the middle of a game of volley ball.Would be awfull if a 70 year old brickie or perhaps the aged bin man working out in the cold and rain.the poor old dear having to turn out early in the morning care for people only slightly older than her.all wishing they could have retired at 60 with a very generous pension.but shame about the pudding .Not the pudding that is one the fire persons that has failed to keep fit enough to fullfill his duties kalebmoledirt

1:28pm Mon 30 Dec 13

melaniecobbs says...

Is this an actual joke? I over did my potatoes on christmas day and had to make mash and then peel more for roasties.....send a reporter round I will give the full story for no fee
Is this an actual joke? I over did my potatoes on christmas day and had to make mash and then peel more for roasties.....send a reporter round I will give the full story for no fee melaniecobbs

1:44pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Just_Sayin' says...

I'd like to think that this is the Echo's attempt at humorous reporting. Sadly, we all know this is a desperate attempt to be 'noticed' by a comedian on Twitter again. Awkward.
I'd like to think that this is the Echo's attempt at humorous reporting. Sadly, we all know this is a desperate attempt to be 'noticed' by a comedian on Twitter again. Awkward. Just_Sayin'

1:48pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Tig says...

Well it was a VIP pie.....
Well it was a VIP pie..... Tig

1:48pm Mon 30 Dec 13

crispy_pants says...

Wow. This is the best laugh I’ve had for ages. Thank you for all the comments.
Wow. This is the best laugh I’ve had for ages. Thank you for all the comments. crispy_pants

2:34pm Mon 30 Dec 13

John T says...

A King Alfred from Winchester called to say this OHEC headline is overegged. He claimed the pie was merely overcooked.
A Dorset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman was not available for further comment, due to egg on his face.
A King Alfred from Winchester called to say this OHEC headline is overegged. He claimed the pie was merely overcooked. A Dorset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman was not available for further comment, due to egg on his face. John T

2:57pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Telscombe Cliffy says...

live-and-let-live wrote:
we've also had the tragic loss of a tea towel in another shocking fire. RIP pie and tea towel.
Sister paper, The Brighton Argus has reported exploding teatowels, so we're not quite there yet in Dorset! See-
http://www.theargus.
co.uk/news/9993940.E
xploding_tea_towels_
warning_after_Bright
on_fires/
[quote][p][bold]live-and-let-live[/bold] wrote: we've also had the tragic loss of a tea towel in another shocking fire. RIP pie and tea towel.[/p][/quote]Sister paper, The Brighton Argus has reported exploding teatowels, so we're not quite there yet in Dorset! See- http://www.theargus. co.uk/news/9993940.E xploding_tea_towels_ warning_after_Bright on_fires/ Telscombe Cliffy

3:24pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Was-son says...

seriously - what a waste of an article!
seriously - what a waste of an article! Was-son

3:56pm Mon 30 Dec 13

EGHH says...

Is this a joke. Local media (radio and print) is becoming like Alan Partridge on North Norfolk Digital!
Is this a joke. Local media (radio and print) is becoming like Alan Partridge on North Norfolk Digital! EGHH

4:29pm Mon 30 Dec 13

danverg says...

These news have had a huge impact on many of us here in the United States. I am not religious, but things like this make me wonder if there aren't unseen, evil, steak-and-kidney-pie
-burning forces at play here. Also, the other day the drive-thru people forgot to include the french fries I had ordered, and the local press stayed COMPLETELY QUIET. Stay strong, Bornemouth, you will survive this.
These news have had a huge impact on many of us here in the United States. I am not religious, but things like this make me wonder if there aren't unseen, evil, steak-and-kidney-pie -burning forces at play here. Also, the other day the drive-thru people forgot to include the french fries I had ordered, and the local press stayed COMPLETELY QUIET. Stay strong, Bornemouth, you will survive this. danverg

5:00pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Tig says...

Has anyone opened a book of condolence for the pie yet?
Has anyone opened a book of condolence for the pie yet? Tig

5:40pm Mon 30 Dec 13

alasdair1967 says...

Almost as good as the dark cloud over Corfe castle but hey maybe that was a result of an over done shepards pie and was not infact a cloud after all quick echo get your investagtive journos down to Corfe and see if there is a connection
Almost as good as the dark cloud over Corfe castle but hey maybe that was a result of an over done shepards pie and was not infact a cloud after all quick echo get your investagtive journos down to Corfe and see if there is a connection alasdair1967

5:57pm Mon 30 Dec 13

arti273 says...

I think from memory, when this sort of story was reported previously, it was released by DFRS purely to highlight how stupid people can waste taxpayers money by calling 999 unnecessarily. The ambulance service do it from time to time, 999 for a bee sting, etc. And the Echo appreciate the benefit of a tweet from a "comedian" with 2 million+ disciples.

Anyway, my condolences to the pie. Paul Hollywood would have appreciated the lack of a soggy bottom.
I think from memory, when this sort of story was reported previously, it was released by DFRS purely to highlight how stupid people can waste taxpayers money by calling 999 unnecessarily. The ambulance service do it from time to time, 999 for a bee sting, etc. And the Echo appreciate the benefit of a tweet from a "comedian" with 2 million+ disciples. Anyway, my condolences to the pie. Paul Hollywood would have appreciated the lack of a soggy bottom. arti273

6:08pm Mon 30 Dec 13

alasdair1967 says...

Just off to get me a fry bentos pie and see if I can get me in the echo in the morning ,watch this space readers
Just off to get me a fry bentos pie and see if I can get me in the echo in the morning ,watch this space readers alasdair1967

6:20pm Mon 30 Dec 13

poolepaul says...

Is it really April 1st yet? (Checks calender, and then remembers that he is on the Ohec website) Seriously though, can you imagine the "reporter" taking this to the editor for approval?
Is it really April 1st yet? (Checks calender, and then remembers that he is on the Ohec website) Seriously though, can you imagine the "reporter" taking this to the editor for approval? poolepaul

6:21pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Punkey says...

That's terrible, I hope they have something else to eat? Hopefully they might be able to claim off there insurance lol
That's terrible, I hope they have something else to eat? Hopefully they might be able to claim off there insurance lol Punkey

6:29pm Mon 30 Dec 13

starwars1978 says...

It must have been pretty scary for the people looking forward to pie for dinner, but this headline has cheered me up!
It must have been pretty scary for the people looking forward to pie for dinner, but this headline has cheered me up! starwars1978

6:38pm Mon 30 Dec 13

alasdair1967 says...

Up date readers the pie is about to go in the oven wish me luck .must admit had a sentimental moment there looking at the consistency of the precooked pastry reminded me of my army days , 24 hour ration packs and the steak and kidney pies affectionately known as baby's heads,
Up date readers the pie is about to go in the oven wish me luck .must admit had a sentimental moment there looking at the consistency of the precooked pastry reminded me of my army days , 24 hour ration packs and the steak and kidney pies affectionately known as baby's heads, alasdair1967

6:39pm Mon 30 Dec 13

scrumpyjack says...

Tig wrote:
Has anyone opened a book of condolence for the pie yet?
I can't believe the Echo is allowing comments on this.

Have some respect people - who knows who might be reading this.
[quote][p][bold]Tig[/bold] wrote: Has anyone opened a book of condolence for the pie yet?[/p][/quote]I can't believe the Echo is allowing comments on this. Have some respect people - who knows who might be reading this. scrumpyjack

7:23pm Mon 30 Dec 13

kalebmoledirt says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
Tig wrote:
Has anyone opened a book of condolence for the pie yet?
I can't believe the Echo is allowing comments on this.

Have some respect people - who knows who might be reading this.
Hi Dave Cameron here .rivetting stuff .Nice to hear this is your biggest problem .hope you Won,t mind the cuts
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tig[/bold] wrote: Has anyone opened a book of condolence for the pie yet?[/p][/quote]I can't believe the Echo is allowing comments on this. Have some respect people - who knows who might be reading this.[/p][/quote]Hi Dave Cameron here .rivetting stuff .Nice to hear this is your biggest problem .hope you Won,t mind the cuts kalebmoledirt

7:26pm Mon 30 Dec 13

504gld says...

OMG what if it had traces of horse in it too? Just think of the possibility of it being shared on the wire to the Daily Mail thus scaring old ladies, calling the pie gay or offending the ethic population (your slacking Echo). Perhaps they bought the pie on a payday loan and an argument will transpire to the Jeremy Kyle Show with an unsavory twist. They might have to DNA test the meat, and do an outside broadcast from a field in Barnsley or maybe Rhyl to meet the mother cow.

Maybe they just went out and bought chips afterwards and wrapped them in newspaper, echo of course, its all it's worth using for if this is the standard of news scraped up.
OMG what if it had traces of horse in it too? Just think of the possibility of it being shared on the wire to the Daily Mail thus scaring old ladies, calling the pie gay or offending the ethic population (your slacking Echo). Perhaps they bought the pie on a payday loan and an argument will transpire to the Jeremy Kyle Show with an unsavory twist. They might have to DNA test the meat, and do an outside broadcast from a field in Barnsley or maybe Rhyl to meet the mother cow. Maybe they just went out and bought chips afterwards and wrapped them in newspaper, echo of course, its all it's worth using for if this is the standard of news scraped up. 504gld

7:28pm Mon 30 Dec 13

alasdair1967 says...

NEWS UPDATE

single Poole man cooks fray bentos pie without need for calling emergency services,and to cap it all no soggy pastry Paul Hollywood would be proud,
NEWS UPDATE single Poole man cooks fray bentos pie without need for calling emergency services,and to cap it all no soggy pastry Paul Hollywood would be proud, alasdair1967

7:39pm Mon 30 Dec 13

504gld says...

I wonder if this was the winning story for the media award boasted about at the top of the page, perhaps it was an electric oven powered by their sponsor EDF......... Électricité de France.... ou la la.
I wonder if this was the winning story for the media award boasted about at the top of the page, perhaps it was an electric oven powered by their sponsor EDF......... Électricité de France.... ou la la. 504gld

9:15pm Mon 30 Dec 13

nickynoodah says...

Popcorn Turkey - When I found this recipe, I thought it was perfect for people, like me, who just are not sure how to tell when poultry is thoroughly cooked, but not dried out. Give this a try.


Ingredients:

6-7 lb. Turkey
1 cup melted butter
1 cup stuffing (Pepperidge Farm is good.)
1 cup uncooked popcorn (ORVILLE REDENBACHERS LOW FAT)
Salt/pepper to taste


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Brush turkey well with melted butter, salt, and pepper.
Fill cavity with stuffing and popcorn. Place in baking pan with the neck end toward the back of the oven. Listen for the popping sounds.
When the turkey's **** blows the oven door open and the turkey flies across the room, it is done.
And, you thought I couldn't cook.


Notes:

Great for any family occasion
Popcorn Turkey - When I found this recipe, I thought it was perfect for people, like me, who just are not sure how to tell when poultry is thoroughly cooked, but not dried out. Give this a try. Ingredients: 6-7 lb. Turkey 1 cup melted butter 1 cup stuffing (Pepperidge Farm is good.) 1 cup uncooked popcorn (ORVILLE REDENBACHERS LOW FAT) Salt/pepper to taste Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush turkey well with melted butter, salt, and pepper. Fill cavity with stuffing and popcorn. Place in baking pan with the neck end toward the back of the oven. Listen for the popping sounds. When the turkey's **** blows the oven door open and the turkey flies across the room, it is done. And, you thought I couldn't cook. Notes: Great for any family occasion nickynoodah

10:00pm Mon 30 Dec 13

davecook says...

I lit my log fire earlier using a match and some kindling. Perhaps I'll try a steak and kidney pie as a firelighter next time......
I lit my log fire earlier using a match and some kindling. Perhaps I'll try a steak and kidney pie as a firelighter next time...... davecook

11:26pm Mon 30 Dec 13

MMM444 says...

R I P Pie
R I P Pie MMM444

12:29am Tue 31 Dec 13

Abc1970 says...

arti273 wrote:
I think from memory, when this sort of story was reported previously, it was released by DFRS purely to highlight how stupid people can waste taxpayers money by calling 999 unnecessarily. The ambulance service do it from time to time, 999 for a bee sting, etc. And the Echo appreciate the benefit of a tweet from a "comedian" with 2 million+ disciples.

Anyway, my condolences to the pie. Paul Hollywood would have appreciated the lack of a soggy bottom.
The issue now is that DFRS (along with all the others) now have to justify things like strike action, due to a massive lack of public support and therefore notify the media every time they are activated. What it actually goes to show is just how underused they are, and is actually turning the public against them even more. Just imagine if everybody called the echo every time they did their job, which they choose to do, which they get paid for, it's ridiculous. When other services such as police, ambulance, coastguard etc publish stories it is to highlight the abuse of 999, however with the fire service, stories are published every time they attend a fire, or incident, 99.9% of the time it's not even news and nobody really cares
[quote][p][bold]arti273[/bold] wrote: I think from memory, when this sort of story was reported previously, it was released by DFRS purely to highlight how stupid people can waste taxpayers money by calling 999 unnecessarily. The ambulance service do it from time to time, 999 for a bee sting, etc. And the Echo appreciate the benefit of a tweet from a "comedian" with 2 million+ disciples. Anyway, my condolences to the pie. Paul Hollywood would have appreciated the lack of a soggy bottom.[/p][/quote]The issue now is that DFRS (along with all the others) now have to justify things like strike action, due to a massive lack of public support and therefore notify the media every time they are activated. What it actually goes to show is just how underused they are, and is actually turning the public against them even more. Just imagine if everybody called the echo every time they did their job, which they choose to do, which they get paid for, it's ridiculous. When other services such as police, ambulance, coastguard etc publish stories it is to highlight the abuse of 999, however with the fire service, stories are published every time they attend a fire, or incident, 99.9% of the time it's not even news and nobody really cares Abc1970

1:18am Tue 31 Dec 13

chelsea53 says...

This has to be the most important piece of news of 2013. And no photograph of an angry pie. Who shall be blame this time.?
This has to be the most important piece of news of 2013. And no photograph of an angry pie. Who shall be blame this time.? chelsea53

6:59am Tue 31 Dec 13

alasdair1967 says...

chelsea53 wrote:
This has to be the most important piece of news of 2013. And no photograph of an angry pie. Who shall be blame this time.?
Blame the energy companies obviously too much energy for the pie to cope with
[quote][p][bold]chelsea53[/bold] wrote: This has to be the most important piece of news of 2013. And no photograph of an angry pie. Who shall be blame this time.?[/p][/quote]Blame the energy companies obviously too much energy for the pie to cope with alasdair1967

9:12am Tue 31 Dec 13

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Unbelievable. People are being paid to write this drivel. Those in charge at The Echo need to take a long, hard look at themselves.
Unbelievable. People are being paid to write this drivel. Those in charge at The Echo need to take a long, hard look at themselves. Letcommonsenseprevail

9:39am Tue 31 Dec 13

JackJohnson says...

If ths is what qualifies as 'news' in Dorset we all ought to be happy there's nothing more serious going on.

Cracking story BE. I've just got know - was it shop-bought or home-made?
If ths is what qualifies as 'news' in Dorset we all ought to be happy there's nothing more serious going on. Cracking story BE. I've just got know - was it shop-bought or home-made? JackJohnson

9:39am Tue 31 Dec 13

le_vicar says...

What next? Kitten stuck up tree...
What next? Kitten stuck up tree... le_vicar

10:48am Tue 31 Dec 13

uvox44 says...

I can only guess that the Echo has now started parodying itself!!
I can only guess that the Echo has now started parodying itself!! uvox44

12:16pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Melanie.Read12 says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
NEWS UPDATE

single Poole man cooks fray bentos pie without need for calling emergency services,and to cap it all no soggy pastry Paul Hollywood would be proud,
Thanks alisdair1967 for the update. I was concerned about your plans, but it all came good in the end.
Bake-Off next year perhaps ;-)
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: NEWS UPDATE single Poole man cooks fray bentos pie without need for calling emergency services,and to cap it all no soggy pastry Paul Hollywood would be proud,[/p][/quote]Thanks alisdair1967 for the update. I was concerned about your plans, but it all came good in the end. Bake-Off next year perhaps ;-) Melanie.Read12

1:32pm Tue 31 Dec 13

H2o-hara says...

John T wrote:
Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said 'the fire had destroyed one steak and kidney pie'.
Dennis, a spokesperson for DFRS, (photograph) said ' When we arrived there was a scene of utter carnage, but a Mr Potato and Mrs Cabbage were rescued and brought from the house in a right stir'. Mrs Cabbage squeaked 'it was tragic, as we had just asked Kate and Sidney Pie to join us for dinner. May they Rest in Peas.'
And the fork ran away with the spoon !
[quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said 'the fire had destroyed one steak and kidney pie'. Dennis, a spokesperson for DFRS, (photograph) said ' When we arrived there was a scene of utter carnage, but a Mr Potato and Mrs Cabbage were rescued and brought from the house in a right stir'. Mrs Cabbage squeaked 'it was tragic, as we had just asked Kate and Sidney Pie to join us for dinner. May they Rest in Peas.'[/p][/quote]And the fork ran away with the spoon ! H2o-hara

4:12pm Tue 31 Dec 13

alasdair1967 says...

UPDATE

Don't worry readers tonight my oven is not being utilised, a Chinese take away for me prior to enjoying the new year celebrations ,

Happy new year to one and all be safe be prosperous and treat others how you would expect to be treated yourself,
UPDATE Don't worry readers tonight my oven is not being utilised, a Chinese take away for me prior to enjoying the new year celebrations , Happy new year to one and all be safe be prosperous and treat others how you would expect to be treated yourself, alasdair1967

5:53pm Tue 31 Dec 13

JackJohnson says...

arti273 wrote:
I think from memory, when this sort of story was reported previously, it was released by DFRS purely to highlight how stupid people can waste taxpayers money by calling 999 unnecessarily. The ambulance service do it from time to time, 999 for a bee sting, etc. And the Echo appreciate the benefit of a tweet from a "comedian" with 2 million+ disciples.

Anyway, my condolences to the pie. Paul Hollywood would have appreciated the lack of a soggy bottom.
999 for a bee sting can be perfectly justifiable if the victim starts noticing the symptoms of anaphlyactic shock.

As for the pie, it is my theory that attending members of DFRS merely claimed that the pie was 'destroyed' by the fire and - in fact - destroyed the evidence by eating it.
[quote][p][bold]arti273[/bold] wrote: I think from memory, when this sort of story was reported previously, it was released by DFRS purely to highlight how stupid people can waste taxpayers money by calling 999 unnecessarily. The ambulance service do it from time to time, 999 for a bee sting, etc. And the Echo appreciate the benefit of a tweet from a "comedian" with 2 million+ disciples. Anyway, my condolences to the pie. Paul Hollywood would have appreciated the lack of a soggy bottom.[/p][/quote]999 for a bee sting can be perfectly justifiable if the victim starts noticing the symptoms of anaphlyactic shock. As for the pie, it is my theory that attending members of DFRS merely claimed that the pie was 'destroyed' by the fire and - in fact - destroyed the evidence by eating it. JackJohnson

6:12pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Bournemouth Ohec says...

le_vicar wrote:
What next? Kitten stuck up tree...
Turn to page 4.
[quote][p][bold]le_vicar[/bold] wrote: What next? Kitten stuck up tree...[/p][/quote]Turn to page 4. Bournemouth Ohec

9:01pm Tue 31 Dec 13

pete woodley says...

Happy new year from grumpy.
Happy new year from grumpy. pete woodley

12:00am Wed 1 Jan 14

mrsalwaysright says...

oh my god....this is the funniest thing ever...Echo, do you not realise how many people take the mick out of you for this sort of article, and there has been a few!
oh my god....this is the funniest thing ever...Echo, do you not realise how many people take the mick out of you for this sort of article, and there has been a few! mrsalwaysright

1:25pm Wed 1 Jan 14

GAHmusic says...

Don't joke, this is a very gravy situation
Don't joke, this is a very gravy situation GAHmusic

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