A FIRE crew from Weymouth was called to reports of a bin on fire in a car park in Abbotsbury last night.

The service was contacted at around 12.30am and when firefighters arrived they found a bin well alight, which they extinguished using a hose reel jet.

The fire was believed to have been accidental and caused by the disposal of a barbecue.

Nearby public toilets suffered heat damage as a result and Dorset Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take care when disposing of barbecues.