Lawnmower catches fire before match at Lostock football club

Lawnmower catches fire before match at Lostock football club

Lawnmower catches fire before match at Lostock football club

First published in News This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

FIREFIGHTERS were called to the outbuilding of a football club in Lostock after a sit and ride lawnmower caught fire.

After mowing the pitch at CMB football club in Tempest Road on Saturday (March 29) a groundsman reversed the diesel ride-on lawnmower back into the shed in which it is stored, where it caught alight.

It is believed the fire started when a can of WD40 fell off a shelf in the outbuilding and landed on the battery of the mower, sparking a connection.

Firefighters from Bolton Central were called to the scene at 1.40pm and when they arrived the blaze had already been put out by staff at the club.

Crew Manager Phil Dearden said: “We spent some time checking the mower and making it and the surrounding area safe.

“Luckily, the fire was spotted quickly because the shed backs onto the changing rooms and someone who was cleaning in there smelled smoke.

“A few plastic buckets were melted but that was the only minor damage caused to the equipment stored in there.”

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2:57pm Sat 29 Mar 14

wsw69 says...

As a community, did we really need to know this? It's the farthest thing from news worth a couple of column inches I can think about.
As a community, did we really need to know this? It's the farthest thing from news worth a couple of column inches I can think about. wsw69
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5:02pm Sat 29 Mar 14

boltonnut says...

One man went to mow,went to mow a me.....zzzzzzzzzzzzz
zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
One man went to mow,went to mow a me.....zzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzz boltonnut
  • Score: 2

3:38am Sun 30 Mar 14

wild one says...

the mind boggles????

pointless reporting.

lazy?
the mind boggles???? pointless reporting. lazy? wild one
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9:05am Mon 31 Mar 14

stereo_world says...

wild one wrote:
the mind boggles????

pointless reporting.

lazy?
If it means more burning lawnmowers and less Helen Flanagan, I'm happy with that.
[quote][p][bold]wild one[/bold] wrote: the mind boggles???? pointless reporting. lazy?[/p][/quote]If it means more burning lawnmowers and less Helen Flanagan, I'm happy with that. stereo_world
  • Score: 2

7:21pm Mon 31 Mar 14

wsw69 says...

stereo_world wrote:
wild one wrote:
the mind boggles????

pointless reporting.

lazy?
If it means more burning lawnmowers and less Helen Flanagan, I'm happy with that.
100% spoy-on!

I like the way you are using my brain :-) ;-)
[quote][p][bold]stereo_world[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild one[/bold] wrote: the mind boggles???? pointless reporting. lazy?[/p][/quote]If it means more burning lawnmowers and less Helen Flanagan, I'm happy with that.[/p][/quote]100% spoy-on! I like the way you are using my brain :-) ;-) wsw69
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