Lawnmower catches fire at CMB football club in Lostock

Lawnmower catches fire at Lostock football club

Lawnmower catches fire at Lostock football club

First published in News

A SIT-AND-RIDE lawnmower caught fire in the outbuilding of a football club in Lostock.

After mowing the pitch at CMB football club in Tempest Road on Saturday a groundsman reversed the diesel ride-on lawnmower back into the shed where it is stored and it caught fire.

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 on to 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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11:22am Mon 31 Mar 14

Donkey Stone says...

Cancel all leave a lawn mower is on fire.
Cancel all leave a lawn mower is on fire. Donkey Stone
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11:40am Mon 31 Mar 14

filthy6 says...

One man went to mow, went to mow a meadow.
One man & his fire brigade.....
One man went to mow, went to mow a meadow. One man & his fire brigade..... filthy6
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1:03pm Mon 31 Mar 14

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