Dublin Fire Brigade accurately portray why you should never light a BBQ on a balcony 2 weeks ago

Dublin Fire Brigade accurately portray why you should never light a BBQ on a balcony

That's fair enough, yeah.

Dublin Fire Brigade has shared a fairly accurate depiction as to why you should never light a barbecue on a balcony.

Shared to the official DFB Twitter account today, the images show the charred remains of a wooden decked balcony in an apartment block in Finglas.

"Firefighters from Finglas stopped a balcony fire from spreading to an apartment block following a fire started by the use of a BBQ," they wrote.

"The use of BBQs on balconies is not allowed in many apartment complexes. This is the reason why."

Grim enough sight.

The images show part of the balcony completely burnt away from the intensity of the fire with the remainder of it entirely blackened by the flames.

Dublin Fire Brigade regularly share warnings around the use of BBQs, particularly in the summer when people are more inclined to be consuming food outside.

These include:

  • Place your BBQ on level ground and keep it away from anything that can catch fire such as fences, trees, and sheds.
  • Never use a BBQ indoors or on a balcony
  • Only use BBQ starter fuel, never petrol or paraffin
  • Never leave a BBQ unattended
  • Never empty ashes into the wheelie bin
  • Keep children and pets away from a BBQ
  • Don't drink too much alcohol while manning a BBQ
  • Place disposable BBQs on concrete only, not wooden surfaces or decking
  • If BBQing in the countryside, use designated areas only
  • Keep a bucket of water or sand nearby in case of emergency
  • After cooking, ensure the BBQ food is cool enough before removing it

Happy charring.