Insect killer ‘grenade’ sparks emergency response to Norfolk home
- Credit: Nick Butcher
A person who set off a 'grenade' designed to kill insects from their Norfolk home accidentally sparked an emergency response.
Two fire engines were scrambled to Park Avenue in King's Lynn on Saturday afternoon after smoke was seen pouring from a property.
But on arrival, firefighters discovered it was coming from what they described as an 'insect killer grenade'.
The devices, also known as bug bombs, can be purchased legally and are used to kill insects in hard-to-reach places.
They work by releasing pesticides into the air, which can look like white smoke.
You may also want to watch:
Norfolk fire service confirmed it sent two fire engines to the scene shortly after 12.40pm on Saturday, February 23.
The fire service said: 'Two appliances were mobilised to Park Avenue to reports of smoke issuing from a property.
- 1 Norfolk and Suffolk Elections 2021: LIVE Results
- 2 Norfolk and Suffolk Elections 2021: County council election results
- 3 Great-grandmother can't dance amid gallbladder operation complications
- 4 Martin Lewis: How to get your hands on £280 if you worked from home
- 5 Man jailed after abducting 14-year-old girl
- 6 Housing firms slammed for removing trees and hedgerows 'in error'
- 7 Shock for Tories as they lose overall control of council
- 8 Village pub's burgers are a hit for our reviewer as eating out returns
- 9 Make it modern: Norfolk rectory goes up for sale after renovation
- 10 Norfolk County Council Elections 2021: Joy for Greens in Norwich
'On arrival the crews found this to be a false alarm caused by smoke from an insect killer grenade.'