Warning regarding rubbish firesPosted 29/07/2013 14:10:36
Fire Officers are warning people about the dangers of burning household or garden rubbish following an incident in Meliden where a man was hospitalised.
Crews were called at lunchtime on Saturday after receiving reports of an explosion. Upon arrival, firefighters found that a male resident had been burning household rubbish. There had been a small explosion and an unknown object had struck the man. No burns were received but he was taken to hospital for treatment for cuts to the face and leg.
Gary Brandrick, Senior Fire Safety Manager for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said:
"This incident highlights the potential dangers of household or garden waste fires - as well as putting yourself at risk, you could also be endangering other people and properties in the community. Dry weather can make conditions extremely dangerous as small fires can get out of hand very quickly, cause extensive damage and put lives at risk while tying up valuable fire and rescue service resources which could be needed elsewhere.
"You can get rid of household or garden waste by composting or recycling it. Contact your local council to find out how to dispose of garden and household waste and about recycling in your area."