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(Kent Online)   "Where do you want these tyres?" "Just stick them on the massive pile out back, what could possibly go wrong?"   (kentonline.co.uk) divider line
    More: Scary, Ashford, Kent, Kent, Ashford, Firefighter, Tenterden, fire engines, Kent Fire, Cobbs Wood estate  
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3357 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Sep 2020 at 8:16 AM (2 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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3 days ago  
Toxic minerals in my tire fire?  I hope they're doing asbestos they can.
 
2 days ago  
Welp, they ain't gonna be able to put that out. Might as well just let it burn.
 
2 days ago  
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2 days ago  
I have to go to the bathroom. Let me help them out.
 
2 days ago  
Tire Fire was the name of my ska-fusion band back in the 90s after my AM-metal band Plexiglass Coont broke up over creative differences.
 
2 days ago  
A fine from the EPA + a gallon of gasoline must be less the tire disposal fee.
 
2 days ago  
Subby here. I work within throwing distance of where this happened. Saw it grow from what might have been a relatively small and possibly controllable fire..

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Into something much more foreboding

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Unfortunately, there was no escape at hometime, as the massive plume of smoke settled right over my house. Hell of a sore throat this morning.

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You're closer to the truth than you think.

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2 days ago  
WTF is a "height vehicle", such that they needed two of them?

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2 days ago  

Dork Gently: WTF is a "height vehicle"


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2 days ago  
Sorry to hog the thread, but here's an updated link
 
2 days ago  

Stantz: Dork Gently: WTF is a "height vehicle"

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Ah, thanks.  I was going to say that in the US we usually call those hook-and-ladder trucks, but the actual jargon is more involved than I suspected.
 
2 days ago  

Stantz: Dork Gently: WTF is a "height vehicle"

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Wait, isn't that an appliance?

Anyhoo, came here to say, the one good thing about an asbestos-containing fire is that the asbestos melts and fuses to harmless mineral IF it gets hot enough.

IF.
 
2 days ago  
This may be a silly question, but WHERE is this? I looked at the site and it is Kent.  And a place called Ashford.  But NO WHERE does it mention the state, or even country.  Maybe I just don't see it.  Don't by-lines usually include more than a town?

/cranky
 
2 days ago  

MiddleAgedWoman: But NO WHERE does it mention the state, or even country.


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It's Kent, UK. Ashford's in the middle. Pop this in yer google

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2 days ago  

MiddleAgedWoman: This may be a silly question, but WHERE is this? I looked at the site and it is Kent.  And a place called Ashford.  But NO WHERE does it mention the state, or even country.  Maybe I just don't see it.  Don't by-lines usually include more than a town?

/cranky


They don't have states in the UK. Kent is the name of the county and you can tell it's the UK based on the URL and the email address of the reporter.
 
2 days ago  

MiddleAgedWoman: This may be a silly question, but WHERE is this? I looked at the site and it is Kent.  And a place called Ashford.  But NO WHERE does it mention the state, or even country.  Maybe I just don't see it.  Don't by-lines usually include more than a town?

/cranky


It's in the same area where the hairy-headed gent ran amok.

I mean, based on the spelling "tyre", and the fact that the source is "Kent Online", you couldn't work it the fark out?

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2 days ago  
Again??

Call me cynical, but pile up flammable stuff in a building, have it 'mysteriously' catch fire, claim insurance on building, repeat seems to be the business model.
 
2 days ago  

MiddleAgedWoman: This may be a silly question, but WHERE is this? I looked at the site and it is Kent.  And a place called Ashford.  But NO WHERE does it mention the state, or even country.  Maybe I just don't see it.  Don't by-lines usually include more than a town?

/cranky


Technically, it is the dateline you're referring to.
 
2 days ago  
I always burn tires at night so nobody notices the thick black smoke
 
2 days ago  

OldJames: I always burn tires at night so nobody notices the thick black smoke


CSB: Many, many moons ago, my brother & I slept on mattresses that were essentially mattress-shaped slabs of foam (we didn't have a lot of cash 35 years ago). At some point we were gifted proper mattresses, so the old ones were just dumped in the back garden.

I returned home from school one afternoon to be met with a thick plume of black smoke rising from my back garden, 2 fire engines outside the house, and my brother hosing down the charred remains of the mattresses after my mum decided to put a match to them to get rid of them quickly.

My mum? found her sitting on the stairs with her head in her hands singing to herself until all the shame went away.

/love you mum.
 
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2 days ago  
Is this worse than a colony of infectious tiger mosquitoes becoming established in the UK in the tyres?
 
2 days ago  
Eighty years ago the smoke over Kent would have issued from the smouldering wrecks of Luftwaffe warplanes.

Today being the anniversary of the day Moustachey McFascist-Face threw in the towel on his attempt to invade the UK and looked for easier pickings to the east.

Wanker.
 
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