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This morning as I was walking to work I was passed by what looked like a skip lorry or a waste disposal lorry. There was a strong smell and after it went past I saw loads of smoke and flames coming out of the back! I don't understand why none of the people driving went to any effort at all to stop the driver and let him know, but as I was walking I couldn't catch up with it; and because there was lots of other traffic I couldn't get the numberplate either. The only thing I could think of to do was to ring the police. They didn't seem to think I was wasting their time; I didn't want to do nothing, but I'm not sure what they could really do about it either.

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Did I do the right thing?

Date: 2009-07-30 08:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jfs.livejournal.com
Generally, I think the police and fire brigade would rather get told about these things. I reported a lorry on fire to the police once. They said no one else had rang them.

It was on the m25.

Re: Did I do the right thing?

Date: 2009-07-30 09:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snorkel-maiden.livejournal.com
Heh! I'm glad I think that I'm the kind of person who Does Things about stuff like that. I hope they found the lorry.

Date: 2009-07-30 08:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] caffeine-fairy.livejournal.com
Absolutely. The police get all sorts of phonecalls all the time, one more here nor there is not going to bother them, and reporting the fire was important.

Date: 2009-07-30 09:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snorkel-maiden.livejournal.com
Yes I think it was- quite apart from anything else I'd have been bugging myself all day about it if I hadn't done anything!

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