What not to do in a power cut

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What not to do in a power cut

Post by sheddi » Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:45 pm

If you lose power, you might want to break out your camping gear in the kitchen.

Just don't do this, OK?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-nort ... s-30766978
Camp stove gas blast damages house at Trearddur Bay
BBC wrote:A gas explosion damaged a house on Anglesey after an incident involving a camping stove following a power cut.

The stove had been switched off but was on top of an electric hob which had been left on in the blackout and heated up once power was restored.

No one was at home at the time of the blast at Snowdon View Road, Trearddur Bay, on Saturday at 14:22 GMT.

Considerable damage was caused to doors and windows, said North Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

Community fire safety team manager Brian Williams said: "Given the potential for power cuts during the current stormy weather, we would remind anyone using camping gas equipment to make sure that it is switched off and safely stored."
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Re: What not to do in a power cut

Post by mattltm » Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:50 pm

Amazing.

I don't know about anyone else but we always flip most of the breakers off when there is a power cut. Only leave the lighting circuit on so we know when the power is back.
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Re: What not to do in a power cut

Post by wee drop o' bush » Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:04 pm

That's a disaster, I'll bet they feel really stupid :ohdear:
When I was a child my mum accidentally set the kitchen on fire by using a camping gas stove during a power cut, I think it had leaked gas as she carried it out from the scullery, this then ignited when she lit it.
She had to call the fire brigade about the fire in the kitchen using the phone in the kitchen...well it was 1983 :clownshoes:
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