Firefighters slam dangerous smoke grenade act - The Rugby Observer

Firefighters slam dangerous smoke grenade act

Rugby Editorial 2nd Nov, 2020 Updated: 2nd Nov, 2020   0

A SMOKE grenade thrown through a window in Rugby could have been a ‘serious’ incident say fire chiefs.

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service was called out on Saturday night to a smoke-filled home.

A post on the crew’s social page warned of the potential danger of smoke grenades.

It said: “This was not only very upsetting for the residents, but also extremely dangerous and could easily have ended up being a much more serious incident.

“Smoke grenades, just like fireworks, present a very real hazard, and MUST NOT be played with or used for pranks. Please stay safe at this time of year and only use fireworks for their intended purpose.”

The canister-like grenades are used to give off a smoke screen or to mark a position and are typically used for military purpose. Generally they are considered non-lethal, although can be dangerous if used incorrectly.


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