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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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Firefighters praise Barrow's Bonfire Night revellers

BARROW’S fire service has praised the behaviour of most revellers despite being kept busy with a number of incidents on Bonfire Night.

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Crews were called out to a steady stream of incidents between 5pm and 10pm, but the town emerged from the celebrations largely unscathed.

A Walney youth was lucky to escape more serious injury after he caught alight in a bonfire-related accident.

The 17-year-old was treated at the scene by paramedics for minor burns to his arm and did not require hospitalisation.

A fire crew was needed to put out a small bonfire in Andrews Way off Phoenix Road about 9.30pm after it was lit in a residential area, potentially posing a risk to people and properties.

Another fire engine was dispatched to Urswick Green just after 5pm following reports that it was getting out of control.

Firefighters also responded to at least two other minor rubbish fires during the evening.

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'Crews have also responded to two rubbish fires during the evening.'
My neighbours' response to my bonfire was that it was pretty rubbish, too

Posted by Funnybone on 5 November 2012 at 22:12

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