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How the hell did it start

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Tevion10 Sun 21-Apr-19 23:43:34

Posting here for traffic but have had huge fire in back garden this afternoon.
Sheds, tools, fence panels all gone as well as damage to neighbouring property.
Now probably responsible for several neighbours damage as fire brigade have said fire started in my garden.

Nicknacky Sun 21-Apr-19 23:44:44

Sooooo how do you think it started? Because I have no idea.

Tevion10 Sun 21-Apr-19 23:45:26

Neighbours seem to think Dh must have been burning something but he wasn't it's a mystery.

Aquamarine1029 Sun 21-Apr-19 23:45:57

Do you have children?

Iltavilli Sun 21-Apr-19 23:46:14

Any glass in the garden which could have set things off? Usually the fire brigade would give an indication

HirplesWithHaggis Sun 21-Apr-19 23:46:17

Assuming you've eliminated causes such as unattended bbq, chucked away fag ends etc, could there have been a shard of glass concentrating the sun, maybe on dry vegetation?

bridgetreilly Sun 21-Apr-19 23:46:22

I'm not sure why you think people on the internet are likely to know.

Nicknacky Sun 21-Apr-19 23:46:24

Why would they think it was your dh and not you?

Where in the garden did it start?

Tevion10 Sun 21-Apr-19 23:46:25

Always one on here lately.

Stroller15 Sun 21-Apr-19 23:46:28

Could it be a mirror or reflective surface?

PickAChew Sun 21-Apr-19 23:46:48

Is your garden open to others at the back? Maybe someone threw something over the fence?

Tevion10 Sun 21-Apr-19 23:47:13

No children involved

Nicknacky Sun 21-Apr-19 23:47:26

Always one what?

Tevion10 Sun 21-Apr-19 23:48:21

Mentioned that to firemen about a reflective surface but fireman said no

Nicknacky Sun 21-Apr-19 23:49:07

So what did the fire service suggest about the cause?

Tevion10 Sun 21-Apr-19 23:49:43

At back of garden and yes surrounded by houses so possible somebody threw something

Binglebong Sun 21-Apr-19 23:50:21

Power tools where the battery has gone wrong? Is there glass in the shed window - focused light is a common one. Or as suggested someone's discarded fag end.

ILoveMaxiBondi Sun 21-Apr-19 23:50:54

Didn’t you say on another thread it was your neighbour throwing a cigarette away that started it?

FaithInfinity Sun 21-Apr-19 23:51:10

Has the fire investigation offer been found yet? When we had a fire they sent one within a couple of hours and he was able to work out what started it.

Tevion10 Sun 21-Apr-19 23:51:45

Well they tried to push Dh into saying he was burning something but he most deffo wasn't they haven't given a cause just said it started in our garden.
I was working so not there.

7Days Sun 21-Apr-19 23:51:52

Give her a break, shes had a bit of a rattle.

Nicknacky Sun 21-Apr-19 23:52:06

In my area there won’t be a fire investigation unless there is serious injury, major damage or death.

sweeneytoddsrazor Sun 21-Apr-19 23:52:46

The fire brigade usually have an answer as to the cause of the fire. Have they given you no indication at all. Where in the garden did it start?

Honeyroar Sun 21-Apr-19 23:52:52

Do you have any linseed oil or other oily wood treatments in your shed that are half used? I knew someone who’s shed set alight because it combusted.

Tevion10 Sun 21-Apr-19 23:53:16

Neighbour at back is always out smoking but can't prove anything

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