Parked boat catches fire outside pub

Gazette: Fire crews tackle fire on parked boat Fire crews tackle fire on parked boat

Firefighters were called to a pub after a boat parked outside caught fire.

Crews arrived at the Drum, in High Street, Earls Colne, at 11pm yesterday, to find the boat was fully alight.

The boat, which was situated near outbuildings behind the pub, was tackled by two fire crews from Halstead using two hose reels.

The blaze was put out by 11.55pm.

An Essex County Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "A fire investigation will be carried out to establish the cause."

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10:16am Sun 5 Jan 14

totallyfootball says...

Save your time investigating, obviously arson!
Save your time investigating, obviously arson! totallyfootball
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11:10pm Sun 5 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Nothing is ever completely obvious without the benefit of a proper investigation.

The London Fire Brigade have recently reported (26 Dec 13) on a fire that was caused through a pigeon dropping a lighted cigarette butt that it had picked up.

I don't know whether the crows around Earls Colne are heavy smokers or not; but I could quite believe that a human smoker entering the pub carelessly flicked his butt away and it landed in the boat without him even knowing.
Nothing is ever completely obvious without the benefit of a proper investigation. The London Fire Brigade have recently reported (26 Dec 13) on a fire that was caused through a pigeon dropping a lighted cigarette butt that it had picked up. I don't know whether the crows around Earls Colne are heavy smokers or not; but I could quite believe that a human smoker entering the pub carelessly flicked his butt away and it landed in the boat without him even knowing. OMPITA [Intl]
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