Two Southampton gardens set ablaze by unattended bonfire

Daily Echo: Two Southampton gardens set ablaze by unattended bonfire Two Southampton gardens set ablaze by unattended bonfire

TWO gardens caught alight 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 on Tuesday. 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.

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1:27pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Poppy22 says...

Bonfires are not only dangerous unattended but are a continual nuisance and health hazard to other residents. With all the waste options available now (green bags/bins, recycling centres who take garden waste, etc) - plus composters if you don't have those facilities, and the ability to mulch up garden waste and put it back on top of the garden - there's no excuse at all these days for bonfires. Totally inconsiderate and anti-social and our Councils should be banning private bonfires altogether, especially those Councils like Easteigh Borough Council whose area has some of the worst bonfire culprits (bonfires daily in some built-up residential areas from spring to autumn, meaning washing can't be put out and we can't sit out in our gardens or have our windows open indoors). Yet they do nothing about it when it's raised with them and they claim to be "tackling climate change". I don't think so! (Plus the health impact in the future. Bad enough breathing in all the traffic pollution in our area without having to breathe in bonfire smoke outside and indoors most days).
Bonfires are not only dangerous unattended but are a continual nuisance and health hazard to other residents. With all the waste options available now (green bags/bins, recycling centres who take garden waste, etc) - plus composters if you don't have those facilities, and the ability to mulch up garden waste and put it back on top of the garden - there's no excuse at all these days for bonfires. Totally inconsiderate and anti-social and our Councils should be banning private bonfires altogether, especially those Councils like Easteigh Borough Council whose area has some of the worst bonfire culprits (bonfires daily in some built-up residential areas from spring to autumn, meaning washing can't be put out and we can't sit out in our gardens or have our windows open indoors). Yet they do nothing about it when it's raised with them and they claim to be "tackling climate change". I don't think so! (Plus the health impact in the future. Bad enough breathing in all the traffic pollution in our area without having to breathe in bonfire smoke outside and indoors most days). Poppy22
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10:40pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Rachel 82 says...

Out of control? Gardens ablaze? What a pile of nonsense!! A small part of an old fence panel was alight, and was extinguished before the firefighters even arrived!! Also a decent neighbour would have offered to help a young single mum put the fire out rather than shout insults over the fence!! From the opposite side of the garden i might add!!!
Out of control? Gardens ablaze? What a pile of nonsense!! A small part of an old fence panel was alight, and was extinguished before the firefighters even arrived!! Also a decent neighbour would have offered to help a young single mum put the fire out rather than shout insults over the fence!! From the opposite side of the garden i might add!!! Rachel 82
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