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Rubbish fire warning after two Prestatyn men hospitalised


Fire officers are warning about the dangers of burning household or garden rubbish following an incident in Prestatyn which resulted in two men being hospitalised.

Crews were called at 20.17hrs on Sunday 9th March to a property on Parc Cemlyn, Prestatyn after reports of injuries sustained during the burning of rubbish in a container.

Two men aged 22 and 23 received burns to their faces, extending to the lower arms and upper legs of one casualty, and were transferred to hospital for treatment. Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening and both casualties are reported to be stable in hospital this morning (Monday 10th March).

Dave Roberts, Partnership 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.

"Using an accelerant to initiate or promote a fire can present a high risk as found in this case when the fire 'flashed up' suddenly - accelerants can make a fire produce more heat very quickly, as well as increase the spread of fire and the risk of injury.

"Furthermore, 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."

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