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Date of Incident

11/05/2024

Country

Scotland

Route

From Ben Macdui, Lurchers, camping below Lurchers by river

Incident

Young People setting up to camp and cook food, accidentally knocked over a jet boil as it sparked causing dry gras around to light on fire. Student grabbed jetboil and turned it off before calling for help. Staff ran across and began stamping fire, moving things out the way, calling for water. Fire contained with minimal damage and no injury. Staff gave learning talk over what could have happened, and consequences of if we had not been able to contain

Lessons

Emphasise importance of paying attention to cooking, full water bottles before starting to cook

Activity

Summer walking

When

Camp

Injury

No injury

Causes

Accident

Anonymous?

Yes

Reported By

Leader

Wearing Helmets?

Rescue Services Involved?

None

Author

14 May 2024 at 10:46:37

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