Warning after bin self-combusts

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Gardeners are being warned to be careful where they leave their garden waste bins.

It comes after firefighters were called to a bin on fire at The Barn in The Square, Scorton, at 7.45am on Monday.

Crews believe the contents of the bin self-combusted due to hot conditions.

Lancaster Watch Manager John Holmes said: “Because of the hot weather, fine grass cuttings that have not been collected for up to two weeks are deteriorating quite quickly, and they can self-combust, in the same way barn fires start.

“Luckily in this recent case, the bin wasn’t up against a wall or a fence, but if it had been, the fire could have spread easily and it could have been serious.

“I urge residents to think about where they put bins.”