The latest in the debacle of “literal grown ups can’t dispose of rubbish properly”:
Someone left a bed frame out by the Railway Telegraph last night, and then what looks like a lighter was deliberately run across the bed frame to set it alight.
A shout out to the lady who alerted me (but somehow not the fire brigade?) and the cars who pulled over to help get it extinguished last night. In hindsight, 999 would have been a better option but know that we all behave a bit weirdly in emergencies. I did eventually run down to the fire station after we’d got it put out with a few buckets of water to come and soak it down, and I’ve had to email the council about this.
To all who keep dumping their crap on the street: take it to the tip or be responsible and arrange collection instead of leaving literal fire hazards for the rest of us to clean up; leaving your unwanted furniture outside and not disposing of it correctly has dire consequences. If nobody had acted then loss of life could have occurred.
To whoever set it on fire: get in the sea.
Rant over, but beyond that, I am absolutely speechless.