Bramley: Hedge fire spreads to house after man poured petrol on ants’ nest

A hedge fire spread to the outside of a house in Bramley after a man tried to get rid of an ants’ nest with petrol.

The fire started at around 8pm on Friday 8th August on Pear Tree Avenue.

The resident set light to the petrol, but the resulting fire spread to a garden hedge which burnt fiercely, melting plastic guttering, a plastic window frame and a garden chair.

A crew from Maltby Fire Station used a hose reel to put out the blaze.

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