increasing hazards of Chinese lanterns

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increasing hazards of Chinese lanterns

Post by FiremanSam » Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:12 pm

Huge Birmingham blaze which saw 100,000 tonnes of recycling burn 'was caused by Chinese lantern'
A huge blaze which engulfed 100,000 tones of recycling was caused by a Chinese lantern, firefighters said this morning.

Ten firefighters have been injured tackling the dramatic inferno on an industrial estate in Smethwick, West Mids, which started at 11pm on Sunday night.

Thick plumes of black smoke billowed up to 6,000ft in the air and could be seen over 80 miles away including Oxford, Coventry and by hundreds of motorists driving on the M40 and M1 motorways towards London.

Great for parties though