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Wheelie bin safety warning for residents

15 August 2012

In a bid to prevent people becoming the victim of a deliberate fire, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents to be more vigilant when leaving out wheelie bins for collection.

On Tuesday 7 August fire crews administered oxygen therapy to a women in Bridlington after a deliberate fire, started in a wheelie bin, spread to her property. Community Safety Advoates immidiately canvassed the area to give safety advice to residents.

Daryl Oprey, Head of Safety at Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said: “It is utterly deplorable when fires are started deliberately, particularly those which put people’s lives in danger. By keeping wheelie bins out of sight and, if possible, behind locked gates these risks can be reduced. I ask residents to follow these precautions to eliminate the risks of deliberate wheelie bin fires.”

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service has attended four delibertae wheelie bin fires in Bridlington since 25 July. Residents are reminded that storing bins out of sight is one way to reduce the risk of arson these incidents.

Daryl added: “I urge homeowners to only leave bins out on the day of collection and retrieve them as soon as they have been emptied.

If anyone has any concerns, contact Humberside Fire and Rescue Service on 0300 303 8242 for free saftey advice.