Lincolnshire Fire Chief Warns People To Stop Taking Risks With Petrol Shortage

People are risking their lives to store petrol at home says Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue

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Lincolnshire’s Fire and Rescue Chief is asking people to stop taking unnecessary risks to purchase more petrol than they need.

Since the petrol shortage hit filling stations in Skegness, Grantham, Horncastle, Boston, and the rest of Greater Lincolnshire, people have been doing anything they can to store petrol.

There have been reports that some motorists are filling ice cream tubs with petrol, which Lincolnshire Fire Chief has said is very dangerous.

As well as people filling up ice cream tubs, there have been videos posted to Facebook and Tiktok of people filling plastic bags with petrol.

Some people in Lincolnshire and around the country, including Manchester are stock piling petrol at home. They are using anything they can to store the petrol, which according to Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue could put lives at risk.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue are asking people to stop stockpiling petrol at home and only purchase the petrol they need.

According to a spokesman for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, people need to be careful when transporting petrol as it could create a highly explosive atmosphere.

“Additionally, if it’s not contained properly then the vapors coming from that can irritate the eyes, nose and throat and in high concentrations it can cause dizziness or even unconsciousness.”

Police in Lincolnshire are also warning not to stockpile petrol at home. They have explained that not only is it dangerous but having more than 30 litres of fuel at home is also illegal.

If people are going to store petrol at home, then they need to store it in the correct containers, which include Jerry cans.

 

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