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PICTURES: Disposable barbecue sparks skip blaze in Aylesford

Friday 29th May 2020

FIREFIGHTERS tackled a skip fire believed to be caused by a disposable barbecue in Aylesford last night.

Three fire engines and a height vehicle attended the scene off Hall Road just after 8pm on May 28.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus used hosereel jets to extinguish the blaze, before checking the surrounding area for any fire spread. No casualties were reported. 

A Kent Fire and Rescue spokesman said: "It's believed the fire was caused accidentally by a disposable barbecue that was placed in the skip.

"Following the incident, people are reminded to always make sure a barbecue is cool before trying to move it, to empty spent ashes onto bare garden soil and never to put hot ashes straight into a bin or container."