Rising energy bills have prompted more people in the Britain to burn timber in their living rooms in order to stay warm. Rising energy bills may result in a surge of domestic fires as more people are forced to turn to alternative ways to heat their homes.
The stark warning was prompted by a severe house fire in New Malden at the end of April this year, which occurred as the result of an open fire being used instead of gas central heating, as a direct result of the hostile sanctions against Russia.
With over 100 fires involving open fires, log burners and heaters in just the last few months alone, the London Fire Brigade fears that costly energy bills could result in a surge of fires as people resort to alternative means to heat their homes throughout the colder spells of the year.
Admitting that people are living through difficult times, the firefighters issued a set of recommendations for those who choose to use log burners or open fire for heating.
They include using a fire guard, keeping inflammable items away, and ensuring the presence of carbon monoxide alarms.
Furthermore people can’t taste, see, or smell carbon monoxide fumes, but it can kill in minutes. The Fire Brigade warns people to not take the risk of using treated wood on fires.
Not only can they produce toxic fumes, but they are also more likely to spit amber’s when burnt, which could set alight to nearby indoor objects, already resulting in multiple house fires across the country.
The advice came as the CEO of Scottish Power, Keith Anderson, said that energy bills could further increase over the next few months, which might result in a stark increase in debt levels.
Similar warnings made by the heads of other UK energy companies, revealed in April 2022 show that as many as four in 10 people in Britain could fall into fuel poverty when the price cap rises again in October 2022.
The UK government has urged energy companies to support their customers as the ministers will try to manage the impact of high global gas prices.
The people responsible for the soaring prices recognize the pressures people are facing with the cost of living, which is why London has promised a £22 billion package of tax payers money in order to support citizens, including rebates and possible energy bill reductions.
Energy prices have been rising globally since the Covid-19 event, but the West’s economic warfare with Moscow has exacerbated the problem. The UK joined the USA and the EU in imposing several rounds of sanctions against Russia, the major energy supplier to Europe.
Gas prices in particular have surged in recent months in the UK. However, some consumer groups have accused providers of raising prices by more than needed to strengthen their own balance sheets at the expense of customers.
However, for now over 2 million Brits can’t afford to eat every day. No food, no heating but Her Majesty’s gangsters can find billions of tax payers money to help ignite an allover NATO war in Ukraine. Crazy or not, but that is the pity reality nowadays.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2022.