Quick-thinking dog walker praised for pulling burning bench away from village pavilion after spotting smoke coming from cigarette

PUBLISHED: 06:25 11 June 2020 | UPDATED: 11:42 11 June 2020

Quick-thinking Doddington dog walker praised for pulling burning bench away from village pavilion when they spotted smoke coming from a cigarette that had not been stubbed out properly. Picture: DODDINGTON PAVILION & RECREATION FIELD

Quick-thinking Doddington dog walker praised for pulling burning bench away from village pavilion when they spotted smoke coming from a cigarette that had not been stubbed out properly. Picture: DODDINGTON PAVILION & RECREATION FIELD

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A quick-thinking Doddington dog walker has been praised for pulling a burning bench away from the village pavilion after they spotted smoke coming from a cigarette that had not been stubbed out properly.

Quick-thinking Doddington dog walker praised for pulling burning bench away from village pavilion when they spotted smoke coming from a cigarette that had not been stubbed out properly. Picture: DODDINGTON PAVILION & RECREATION FIELD
Quick-thinking Doddington dog walker praised for pulling burning bench away from village pavilion when they spotted smoke coming from a cigarette that had not been stubbed out properly. Picture: DODDINGTON PAVILION & RECREATION FIELD

In a post on the Facebook page Doddington Pavilion & Recreation Field, one of the committee members wrote: “We are pleased people are making use of the ground at the moment, but please be mindful of your actions.

“Fortunately an observant dog walker spotted smoke coming from one of the benches yesterday (June 9). A cigarette had not been stubbed out properly.

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“The quick-thinking dog walker pulled the bench away from the pavilion and, having no access to water, called the fire service who extinguished the fire.

Quick-thinking Doddington dog walker praised for pulling burning bench away from village pavilion when they spotted smoke coming from a cigarette that had not been stubbed out properly. Picture: DODDINGTON PAVILION & RECREATION FIELD
Quick-thinking Doddington dog walker praised for pulling burning bench away from village pavilion when they spotted smoke coming from a cigarette that had not been stubbed out properly. Picture: DODDINGTON PAVILION & RECREATION FIELD

“The committee would like to thank the dog walker for her quick actions and Cambs Fire & Rescue Service for their prompt arrival - this could have been much worse.”

The post continues with a reminder for people to take home any litter - or to put it in the Fenland Distict Council bin at the entrance to the car park.

It concludes: “just a quick mention about dog poo - you know what to do. There has been an increase - not nice for anyone.”


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