Man sparks high-rise fire alert after falling asleep while cooking

Daily Echo: Weston towers Weston towers

A DRUNKEN Southampton man sparked a major fire operation after he fell asleep in his flat while cooking.

More than 25 firefighters from across Southampton were called to International Way, Weston , at 2.06am this morning after neighbours in the Rotterdam Towers smelt burning.

On arrival at the high-rise they discovered that a man in a fifth floor flat has dozed off while cooking, having been drinking during the night.

Luckily, he had woken up by the time the crews from Hightown, Redbridge , St Mary’s and Botley arrived and was able to stop the burning before a fire had the chance to start.

Firefighters are now urging residents not to cook while under the influence of alcohol.

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1:05pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Inform Al says...

"Firefighters are now urging residents not to cook while under the influence of alcohol". Thats me loosing lots of weight then.
"Firefighters are now urging residents not to cook while under the influence of alcohol". Thats me loosing lots of weight then. Inform Al
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1:37pm Sat 22 Sep 12

loosehead says...

Maybe the American trailer park idea might be good in this country?
Costs less than a solid building if they torch it then no one else's lives are put at risk.
if they're known to be that bad give them the most basic unit possible
Maybe the American trailer park idea might be good in this country? Costs less than a solid building if they torch it then no one else's lives are put at risk. if they're known to be that bad give them the most basic unit possible loosehead
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1:57pm Sat 22 Sep 12

LeeB1900 says...

I read this as just another tower block resident wanting a house and using this route to gain it!
I read this as just another tower block resident wanting a house and using this route to gain it! LeeB1900
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3:33pm Sat 22 Sep 12

MGRA says...

this is the trouble... we are interupting the natural selection of the gene pool.... 1000s of years ago this moron would have been eaten by a passing sabre tooth tiger... civilisation is doing our species no favours whatsoever...
this is the trouble... we are interupting the natural selection of the gene pool.... 1000s of years ago this moron would have been eaten by a passing sabre tooth tiger... civilisation is doing our species no favours whatsoever... MGRA
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6:00pm Sat 22 Sep 12

chunky_lover says...

MGRA wrote:
this is the trouble... we are interupting the natural selection of the gene pool.... 1000s of years ago this moron would have been eaten by a passing sabre tooth tiger... civilisation is doing our species no favours whatsoever...
This is 100% true. People of this order really should be culled - they offer no benefit to society whatsoever and are a burden on people who can be bothered.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: this is the trouble... we are interupting the natural selection of the gene pool.... 1000s of years ago this moron would have been eaten by a passing sabre tooth tiger... civilisation is doing our species no favours whatsoever...[/p][/quote]This is 100% true. People of this order really should be culled - they offer no benefit to society whatsoever and are a burden on people who can be bothered. chunky_lover
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6:04pm Sat 22 Sep 12

IronLady2010 says...

How do you know this man isn't a hard worker, working full-time and simply enjoyed a night out, came home and under the influence had the munchies?
How do you know this man isn't a hard worker, working full-time and simply enjoyed a night out, came home and under the influence had the munchies? IronLady2010
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6:06pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Rob444 says...

Inform Al wrote:
"Firefighters are now urging residents not to cook while under the influence of alcohol". Thats me loosing lots of weight then.
That explains a lot Al.
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: "Firefighters are now urging residents not to cook while under the influence of alcohol". Thats me loosing lots of weight then.[/p][/quote]That explains a lot Al. Rob444
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6:06pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Thats a old photo drove past yesterday and 4 blocks had blue netting around them!
Thats a old photo drove past yesterday and 4 blocks had blue netting around them! Fatty x Ford Worker
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6:54pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Georgem says...

chunky_lover wrote:
MGRA wrote:
this is the trouble... we are interupting the natural selection of the gene pool.... 1000s of years ago this moron would have been eaten by a passing sabre tooth tiger... civilisation is doing our species no favours whatsoever...
This is 100% true. People of this order really should be culled - they offer no benefit to society whatsoever and are a burden on people who can be bothered.
People of what order? Beyond where he lives, and what happened to him early this morning, you know nothing about him.
[quote][p][bold]chunky_lover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: this is the trouble... we are interupting the natural selection of the gene pool.... 1000s of years ago this moron would have been eaten by a passing sabre tooth tiger... civilisation is doing our species no favours whatsoever...[/p][/quote]This is 100% true. People of this order really should be culled - they offer no benefit to society whatsoever and are a burden on people who can be bothered.[/p][/quote]People of what order? Beyond where he lives, and what happened to him early this morning, you know nothing about him. Georgem
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8:10pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Inform Al says...

Rob444 wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
"Firefighters are now urging residents not to cook while under the influence of alcohol". Thats me loosing lots of weight then.
That explains a lot Al.
Hopefully, I'd hate to think I've got to the age where my brain isn't working properly, like I suspect some others that post here. Perhaps they are secret drinkers.
[quote][p][bold]Rob444[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: "Firefighters are now urging residents not to cook while under the influence of alcohol". Thats me loosing lots of weight then.[/p][/quote]That explains a lot Al.[/p][/quote]Hopefully, I'd hate to think I've got to the age where my brain isn't working properly, like I suspect some others that post here. Perhaps they are secret drinkers. Inform Al
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9:25pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Shoong says...

You should not drink and bake.
You should not drink and bake. Shoong
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11:21pm Sat 22 Sep 12

jonnyx says...

chunky_lover wrote:
MGRA wrote:
this is the trouble... we are interupting the natural selection of the gene pool.... 1000s of years ago this moron would have been eaten by a passing sabre tooth tiger... civilisation is doing our species no favours whatsoever...
This is 100% true. People of this order really should be culled - they offer no benefit to society whatsoever and are a burden on people who can be bothered.
ah i see we have a couple of fans of eugenics in. well done both of you.

"culled", really? honestly? is that how you really feel?

let me ask you a serious question, do you ever look at the comments you make and think "ah maybe i should have thought about that a bit before posting it" or "i wonder how i come across to other people when i post some of these hateful comments"?
[quote][p][bold]chunky_lover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: this is the trouble... we are interupting the natural selection of the gene pool.... 1000s of years ago this moron would have been eaten by a passing sabre tooth tiger... civilisation is doing our species no favours whatsoever...[/p][/quote]This is 100% true. People of this order really should be culled - they offer no benefit to society whatsoever and are a burden on people who can be bothered.[/p][/quote]ah i see we have a couple of fans of eugenics in. well done both of you. "culled", really? honestly? is that how you really feel? let me ask you a serious question, do you ever look at the comments you make and think "ah maybe i should have thought about that a bit before posting it" or "i wonder how i come across to other people when i post some of these hateful comments"? jonnyx
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11:43pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Inform Al says...

jonnyx wrote:
chunky_lover wrote:
MGRA wrote:
this is the trouble... we are interupting the natural selection of the gene pool.... 1000s of years ago this moron would have been eaten by a passing sabre tooth tiger... civilisation is doing our species no favours whatsoever...
This is 100% true. People of this order really should be culled - they offer no benefit to society whatsoever and are a burden on people who can be bothered.
ah i see we have a couple of fans of eugenics in. well done both of you.

"culled", really? honestly? is that how you really feel?

let me ask you a serious question, do you ever look at the comments you make and think "ah maybe i should have thought about that a bit before posting it" or "i wonder how i come across to other people when i post some of these hateful comments"?
Oh come on, it's Saturday boozed up night. Do what I do and let the stupidity go over your head.
[quote][p][bold]jonnyx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chunky_lover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: this is the trouble... we are interupting the natural selection of the gene pool.... 1000s of years ago this moron would have been eaten by a passing sabre tooth tiger... civilisation is doing our species no favours whatsoever...[/p][/quote]This is 100% true. People of this order really should be culled - they offer no benefit to society whatsoever and are a burden on people who can be bothered.[/p][/quote]ah i see we have a couple of fans of eugenics in. well done both of you. "culled", really? honestly? is that how you really feel? let me ask you a serious question, do you ever look at the comments you make and think "ah maybe i should have thought about that a bit before posting it" or "i wonder how i come across to other people when i post some of these hateful comments"?[/p][/quote]Oh come on, it's Saturday boozed up night. Do what I do and let the stupidity go over your head. Inform Al
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11:50pm Sat 22 Sep 12

jonnyx says...

"Oh come on, it's Saturday boozed up night. Do what I do and let the stupidity go over your head."

careful what you cook tonight inform al - you might get culled :)
"Oh come on, it's Saturday boozed up night. Do what I do and let the stupidity go over your head." careful what you cook tonight inform al - you might get culled :) jonnyx
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12:11am Sun 23 Sep 12

Inform Al says...

Need a good looking blue eyed blonde to come and cook my supper then. Knowing my luck it'll be a bl00dy bloke.
Need a good looking blue eyed blonde to come and cook my supper then. Knowing my luck it'll be a bl00dy bloke. Inform Al
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3:42am Sun 23 Sep 12

Pikey Pete says...

calfri radiators were fitted to them recently.

I know that they are electric but would not cause a fire.

They have water in them like normal ones.

Perhaps he was cooking his food on the Calfri radiators. I have heard they get very hot.
calfri radiators were fitted to them recently. I know that they are electric but would not cause a fire. They have water in them like normal ones. Perhaps he was cooking his food on the Calfri radiators. I have heard they get very hot. Pikey Pete
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7:06am Sun 23 Sep 12

bigfella777 says...

Should of had a microwave meal
Should of had a microwave meal bigfella777
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10:16am Sun 23 Sep 12

loosehead says...

Look it's easy for people to start something but then to get side tracked & forget.
in the case of cooking this seems to be a regular thing in these tower blocks.
I've suggested trailer parks as if this type of thing happens no one else should have their lives put at risk & the cost of replacing a trailer would be cheaper than repairing a tower block
Look it's easy for people to start something but then to get side tracked & forget. in the case of cooking this seems to be a regular thing in these tower blocks. I've suggested trailer parks as if this type of thing happens no one else should have their lives put at risk & the cost of replacing a trailer would be cheaper than repairing a tower block loosehead
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3:24pm Sun 23 Sep 12

andysaints007 says...

Fatty x Ford Worker wrote:
Thats a old photo drove past yesterday and 4 blocks had blue netting around them!
so what tw&t
[quote][p][bold]Fatty x Ford Worker[/bold] wrote: Thats a old photo drove past yesterday and 4 blocks had blue netting around them![/p][/quote]so what tw&t andysaints007
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5:56pm Sun 23 Sep 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

andysaints007 wrote:
Fatty x Ford Worker wrote:
Thats a old photo drove past yesterday and 4 blocks had blue netting around them!
so what tw&t
Best Beach in Southampton then nice soft sand and whoops watch out for the Dogs Poo!
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fatty x Ford Worker[/bold] wrote: Thats a old photo drove past yesterday and 4 blocks had blue netting around them![/p][/quote]so what tw&t[/p][/quote]Best Beach in Southampton then nice soft sand and whoops watch out for the Dogs Poo! Fatty x Ford Worker
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