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    Default Fireman Sam !!!!!

    Back at work after a few days off sick and I get the phone call every parent dreads. My older son called me (or rather asked me to call him!!) to say that my younger son (at home, sick) had put a match in the bin and it had caught fire . At this point I didn't know if it was the kitchen bin or the dustbin. My eldest had told him to call 999 and was on his way home. I called home and found out that it was the dustbin alight and not the house . Thank god - just as we had sold it too!!!!! The fire brigade duly arrived and soaked our dustbin, gave son a lecture on how to extinguish matches properly and left .

    To put it in perspective -he hadn't been playing with matches . Earlier in the day, one of the estate agents had called and asked to bring some one round at lunch time. Son had been told to tidy up and spray the air freshner. When we are at home we also light the oil burners so he did the same. He had blown the match out and threw it in the dustbin. However we had some polystyrene in the bin that caught light from the hot match. He was trying to help but it back fired - literally . Thankfully no one was inujured and no damage done. The agent and viewers arrived just as the fire birgade left - not had any feedback yet!!!
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    Phew that was lucky eh Nicky,that the kids were ok
    just goes to show how easy fires can start.
    Wee souls mustve got some fright
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    There's a lesson for him. I'm glad it wasn't any worse. Do you have a fire extinguisher in the house?
    If men had wings and bore black feathers, few of them would be clever enough to be crows.
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    No fire extinguisher - some thing to sort out. Thankfully it was in the dustbin outside and he didn't open the lid. He was a bit shaken but not stirred
    Nursing Registration sent 5th August 2007
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    Bit of a panic but thank goodness all turned out well in the end AND your dustbin got a good washing.
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