Best not to do that

An investigation into last week’s Great Fire of Byker[1] has found that it was triggered by:

sparks being generated when a mechanical grabber was used to pick up and move combustible materials covered in flammable liquids

Now I’m no expert on such matters, but it seems to me that using big sharp grippy metal things to move burny things covered in burny wet stuff is possibly not an altogether good idea. I wonder if someone is going to get the bill for the rather large operation?

BBC News – Sparks from machinery triggered Byker scrapyard blaze.

[1] Supremely silly name used for a Farcebook group