Bonfire spreads to garden building at Athelhampton

Bonfire spreads to garden building at Athelhampton

Bonfire spreads to garden building at Athelhampton

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A BONFIRE raged out of control and spread to a building in the grounds of a historic manor house.

Firefighters alerted to Athelhampton House near Puddletown yesterday evening found the timber summer house had been severely damaged. The blaze has prompted a warning from the fire service about bonfires.

Crews from Dorchester, Bere Regis and Wareham attended after a call at 6pm.

A brigade spokesman said: “On arrival crews found that the fire had spread from a bonfire to the summer house which was of timber construction.

“The summer house was severely damaged by fire which had also spread slightly to the grassed area.”

The spokesman added: “We urge all members of public to be very careful and thoughtful as to the positioning of bonfires, especially in this hot dry weather when fire spread happens very easily.

“Always have a hosepipe ready to use if possible. And call us on 999 at the first sign of a bonfire getting out of your control.”

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11:47am Sat 14 Jun 14

Get a grip says...

"summer house which was of timber construction.


Or a wooden summer house.
"summer house which was of timber construction. Or a wooden summer house. Get a grip
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2:45pm Sat 14 Jun 14

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

Get a grip
Wooden summer house doesn't sound posh enough for the elite writers on the newsdesk. Also they forgot to mention that the firefighters 'swooped' on Athelhampton House to put out the fires in the garden.
Get a grip Wooden summer house doesn't sound posh enough for the elite writers on the newsdesk. Also they forgot to mention that the firefighters 'swooped' on Athelhampton House to put out the fires in the garden. IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE
  • Score: 1

2:46pm Sun 15 Jun 14

JACKC says...

Ban all garden bonfires I say. It's selfish to inflict your dirty disgusting smell into other people's houses (are you listening in SOUTHILL).! If the wind was blowing it straight into your house you wouldn't do it. Nice weather but we are sweltering as we have to close our windows and doors earlier and earlier because of these SELFISH people.
Ban all garden bonfires I say. It's selfish to inflict your dirty disgusting smell into other people's houses (are you listening in SOUTHILL).! If the wind was blowing it straight into your house you wouldn't do it. Nice weather but we are sweltering as we have to close our windows and doors earlier and earlier because of these SELFISH people. JACKC
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