Warning over the disposal of barbecues on Southsea Common

A BIN overloaded with disposable barbecues caught fire.

Monday, 9th May 2016, 6:06 am

Special bins are dotted around Southsea Common for people to dispose of their barbecues safely.

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But one was so full, and then stuffed with other rubbish, it caught fire at 4pm on Saturday afternoon.

Southsea crew manager Simon Lovelock said: ‘The bins worked well, but they should only be used for barbecues.

‘They should not be overloaded either.’