Safety warning after barbecues set fire to bin

Bournemouth Echo: Picture by Dan Wilding Picture by Dan Wilding

DORSET Fire and Rescue have urged people to dispose of their barbecues safely after two fires on Wednesday evening.

The incidents took place outside Harry Ramsden's on East Undercliff Drive near Bournemouth Pier.

Both involved rubbish bins alight after people had put disposable barbecues into bins while they were still hot.

A spokesperson for Dorset Fire and Rescue said: "Please do not put barbecues into plastic rubbish bins; ensure they are completely cold and douse them with water before they are disposed of."

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8:39am Thu 3 Jul 14

BIGTONE says...

I thought local bylaws state BBQ's were not allowed on the beach.
If you turn a blind eye....you can't have it all ways.
I thought local bylaws state BBQ's were not allowed on the beach. If you turn a blind eye....you can't have it all ways. BIGTONE
  • Score: -3

10:13am Thu 3 Jul 14

mook140780 says...

BBQ can be used on the beach but i believe only supposed to be lit during certain times. I have seen them lit at various times of the day and doesn't bother me as long as they are used safely.

There's a whole lot of water at the beach to make a BBQ safe to dispose of into plastic bins and should be common sense that hot coals will start a fire in a plastic bin full of paper and other rubbish.
BBQ can be used on the beach but i believe only supposed to be lit during certain times. I have seen them lit at various times of the day and doesn't bother me as long as they are used safely. There's a whole lot of water at the beach to make a BBQ safe to dispose of into plastic bins and should be common sense that hot coals will start a fire in a plastic bin full of paper and other rubbish. mook140780
  • Score: 4

10:33am Thu 3 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

BBQs are allowed on the beach from 6PM till 10.30PM

I often do, then put it out with water, it isn't difficult.
BBQs are allowed on the beach from 6PM till 10.30PM I often do, then put it out with water, it isn't difficult. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 3

11:56am Thu 3 Jul 14

Phixer says...

Doesn't say much for the IQ of today's society when people are putting burning charcoal into plastic bins.

Ban all plastic bins, they are obviously a fire hazard. And send all the miscreants to our penal colonies.
Doesn't say much for the IQ of today's society when people are putting burning charcoal into plastic bins. Ban all plastic bins, they are obviously a fire hazard. And send all the miscreants to our penal colonies. Phixer
  • Score: 2

1:26pm Thu 3 Jul 14

flippsie says...

You are with pernission
You are with pernission flippsie
  • Score: -1

4:31pm Thu 3 Jul 14

bbird says...

There are BBQs on most days during the day at East Cliff (as well as dogs on the beach, but that's another matter).

I frequently use the beach and find smoke, and the smell of BBQs wafting over). And even worse BBQs are on next to beach huts. One smoldering ash could cause so much damage. Presumably BBQs are inly allowed on the sand? But that's not clear from the notices.

I have even seen finished hot BBQs just left behind on the beach.

Personally I don't see why BBQs are allowed. Too many people abuse the system, not helped by the large amount of alcohol consumed. And anyway why should I have to leave the beach at 6pm on a nice evening (Not wanting to share the beach with the smell etc of BBQs).
There are BBQs on most days during the day at East Cliff (as well as dogs on the beach, but that's another matter). I frequently use the beach and find smoke, and the smell of BBQs wafting over). And even worse BBQs are on next to beach huts. One smoldering ash could cause so much damage. Presumably BBQs are inly allowed on the sand? But that's not clear from the notices. I have even seen finished hot BBQs just left behind on the beach. Personally I don't see why BBQs are allowed. Too many people abuse the system, not helped by the large amount of alcohol consumed. And anyway why should I have to leave the beach at 6pm on a nice evening (Not wanting to share the beach with the smell etc of BBQs). bbird
  • Score: 2

4:41pm Thu 3 Jul 14

bbird says...

And another thing, I see a spokesman for Dorset Fire & Rescue outs out a plea to put BBQs out after use. The offenders are unlikely to read the rules! And many arrive on coaches in large groups from further afield! It would make more sense to ban them, especially on our busy beaches! And flagrant non observance shoule be met with a fine to oay for policing the beach properly.

STOP alcohol, urinating behind beach huts, BBQS - especially outside permitted hours and not on the sand! And littering and dogs as applicable.
And another thing, I see a spokesman for Dorset Fire & Rescue outs out a plea to put BBQs out after use. The offenders are unlikely to read the rules! And many arrive on coaches in large groups from further afield! It would make more sense to ban them, especially on our busy beaches! And flagrant non observance shoule be met with a fine to oay for policing the beach properly. STOP alcohol, urinating behind beach huts, BBQS - especially outside permitted hours and not on the sand! And littering and dogs as applicable. bbird
  • Score: 2

12:28pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Lord Parkstone says...

Its a sad state of affairs when we have to have safety warnings because of morons that have no common sense or intelligence.
Its a sad state of affairs when we have to have safety warnings because of morons that have no common sense or intelligence. Lord Parkstone
  • Score: 2
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