Two gardens alight in Spring Road, Sholing, Southampton, after bonfire gets out of control

Daily Echo: Two gardens were set alight after a bonfire got out of control Two gardens were set alight after a bonfire got out of control

TWO gardens caught alight last night when an unattended bonfire flared out of control.

The flames spread from the back yard of a terraced home in Spring Road, Southampton at 10pm.

They ignited the neighbouring fence and part of the next door garden.

Crews from Hightown fire station used hose reels to put out the blaze before it spread further.

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8:41am Wed 16 Apr 14

Queen Victoria says...

Bright sparks to leave bonfire unattended.
Bright sparks to leave bonfire unattended. Queen Victoria
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8:21am Thu 17 Apr 14

Redhaired22 says...

With all the smog problems, why don't the council pass a by-law that they should only be lit at certain times, times of the year, or possibly not at all in a city where most are very close together. The council guidelines say they should not cause a nuisance.... they are always a nuisance! people shouldn't burn things they should recycle, compost, or take it to the dump to be recycled if it's garden waste and they can't get rid.
With all the smog problems, why don't the council pass a by-law that they should only be lit at certain times, times of the year, or possibly not at all in a city where most are very close together. The council guidelines say they should not cause a nuisance.... they are always a nuisance! people shouldn't burn things they should recycle, compost, or take it to the dump to be recycled if it's garden waste and they can't get rid. Redhaired22
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11:26am Thu 17 Apr 14

From the sidelines says...

Redhaired22 wrote:
With all the smog problems, why don't the council pass a by-law that they should only be lit at certain times, times of the year, or possibly not at all in a city where most are very close together. The council guidelines say they should not cause a nuisance.... they are always a nuisance! people shouldn't burn things they should recycle, compost, or take it to the dump to be recycled if it's garden waste and they can't get rid.
Lighting fires is fun. It appeals to man's caveman instincts. A little consideration for the neighbours is all that is required.

And the ash is good for the garden.
[quote][p][bold]Redhaired22[/bold] wrote: With all the smog problems, why don't the council pass a by-law that they should only be lit at certain times, times of the year, or possibly not at all in a city where most are very close together. The council guidelines say they should not cause a nuisance.... they are always a nuisance! people shouldn't burn things they should recycle, compost, or take it to the dump to be recycled if it's garden waste and they can't get rid.[/p][/quote]Lighting fires is fun. It appeals to man's caveman instincts. A little consideration for the neighbours is all that is required. And the ash is good for the garden. From the sidelines
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