Fire crews find melted dolls' heads in garden rubbish fire

Melted dolls heads were found in a pile rubbish set alight in a trolley in a Leigh back garden, firefighters have reported.

Saturday, 5th May 2018, 6:37 pm
Updated Saturday, 5th May 2018, 7:06 pm
Firefighters tackled the trolley blaze in a Leigh garden

Hindley fire crews were called to reports of a blaze in a garden on Abbey Lane, Leigh, at around 3.10pm this afternoon (Saturday).

On arrival, firefighters discovered burning household waste in a trolley within the confines of the property.

Contrary to the clean air act in force in Greater Manchester, loose rubbish containing toxic materials such as plastic had been set alight.

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The trolley contained household rubbish and included several plastic dolls' heads. The remaining rubbish had burnt to ashes.

Mark Anderson, watch manager for Hindley said: “Do not burn household waste. Put it in the rubbish bin where it belongs and ensure that you get the bins collected on time. Burning anything in a back garden is actually forbidden.”

Whilst at the home firefighters conducted a safe and well inspection and installed working smoke alarms at the property.

To find out more or to book a safe and well appointment visit www.manchesterfire.gov.uk/keeping-you-safe/safe-and-well/ or call 0800 555815.