Police warning after teenagers' barbecue sparked blaze that closed M4 slip road

Three teenagers saw their barbecue cause substantial damage to a field

Three teenagers saw their barbecue cause substantial damage to a field

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WILTSHIRE Police are urging children to make sure they remain safe throughout the summer holidays.

The warning comes after three 16-year-old boys were having a barbecue close to the M4 at junction 16 on July 16 when the fire got out of control and quickly spread to dry grass nearby.

The fire caused a substantial amount of damage to the field and a fence nearby.

It also forced police officers to close the westbound slip road of the motorway junction due to the heavy smoke which was blowing on dangerously to the carriageway.

Anyone having a barbecue should consider having a bottle of water close by, never leaving the barbecue unattended and make sure it is not placed too near anything which is likely to catch fire.

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12:13pm Thu 24 Jul 14

PaulD says...

idiots
idiots PaulD
  • Score: 10

1:49pm Thu 24 Jul 14

house on the hill says...

Not sure what school they attended, but clearly it didn't teach them much about common sense and using their brains!
Not sure what school they attended, but clearly it didn't teach them much about common sense and using their brains! house on the hill
  • Score: 6

5:14pm Thu 24 Jul 14

NORRO says...

It was Junction 15.
Yet another inaccurate report by the Adver.
It was Junction 15. Yet another inaccurate report by the Adver. NORRO
  • Score: -2

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