Man puts out pier fire by peeing on it

    BBC Image copyright Thomas Watson
    Image caption Thomas Watson was going to Southend Pier with his partner and child on Friday

    A guy put out a fire on the world’s longest enjoyment pier by urinating on it.

    Thomas Watson saw a little fire on the deserted Southend Pier and took matters into his own hands by eliminating himself over the flames.

    The council thanked him for his “quick-thinking tinkling” however stated it was positive its own lawn sprinkler would have worked, as The Sun reported .

    Essex Fire Service verified it was called however no action was needed.

    Mr Watson, 22, from Houghton Regis in Bedfordshire, was going to the 1.3 mile (2.1 km) pier with his partner and child on Friday at about 19:30 BST, when he observed smoke and little flames on the wood slabs.

    The weather condition had actually turned and “we were actually the last individuals there”, he informed the BBC.

    Essex Fire Service Image copyright Steve Daniels/Geograph
    Image caption The 1.3 mile (2.1 km) structure is the longest satisfaction pier on the planet

    Mr Watson stated the fire was “just little on the top”, however a great deal of smoke was originating from beneath and he “believed it was all burning under there”.

    “I took a look at it and the wood appertained charring away, like white with an orange radiance.

    “Using my effort I chose to clear my bladder.”

    Although his partner had actually called the fire service, Mr Watson had actually tackled it by the time teams showed up.

    fire-service Image copyright PA
    Image caption An area of Southend Pier was gutted by fire in October 2005 …
    Newspaper & Magazine Printing Services Image copyright Thomas Watson
    Image caption … And left somewhat charred in July 2018

    A Southend Borough Council spokesperson stated: “Whilst we have faith our lawn sprinkler would have quickly sprung into action, we comprehend the visitor released his own lawn sprinkler to promptly snuff out the mini inferno.”

    He stated the household might return and check out the pier totally free, however included:” [We] kindly ask that he keeps his pants securely protected on this event.”

    Southend Borough Council

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    Southend Pier

    The pier has actually been a victim of catastrophe given that it initially opened in 1830.

    • 1959: A fire ruined the pier structure at the coast end, and this was changed by a bowling street which opened in 1962
    • July 1976: Fire damaged the majority of the 1908 pier head
    • June 1986: Irreparable damage triggered to the boathouse when MV Kingsabbey sliced through the pier head
    • June 1995: Bowling street and other structures damaged by fire
    • February 2012: Fishing boat strikes area of the pier

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