The Dangers of Chinese Lanterns

Following the recent huge fire at a recycling plant in Birmingham said to be caused by a Chinese lanterns, the high street chain Poundland have now stopped selling the lanterns.  We at Master Thatchers have previously drawn attention to the risk these lanterns pose to Thatched roofs – see our blog entries of December 13th 2010 and October 31st 2012.  Also there has been an article in The Norwich Evening newspaper about them and the possible danger to Thatch roofs, see –