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Beer saves day after dad starts fire by pouring gasoline on BBQ

"It was a bit of an idiotic move."

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By Joe Morgan via SWNS

This dopey dad nearly caused a massive blaze by pouring gasoline on a BBQ - but was saved by his quick-thinking partner's BEER.

John Paul Brophy, 53, was having a family BBQ when he thought it would be a good idea to speed up the cooking process.

But pouring petrol freely over the open flames caused an inferno to flare up.

Fearing an explosion, John quickly screwed the cap back on to reduce oxygen flow but the flames were still burning.

His partner Fiona Bain, a carer, then put out the flames calmly - with her open bottle of Budweiser.

Truck driver John said: "We had a BBQ going and lit the fire. It never took, so I tried to add a little bit of help.

"I really don't know what I was thinking at that moment. I'm quite a calm person. I just thought to get the oxygen away from the fuel.

"Thankfully Fiona was there. I think she was annoyed because she lost her beer!"

John, from Edinburgh, Scotland, said he wasn't injured and just "lost a few hairs" from the incident.

John strongly advises against pouring petrol on BBQs: " It was a bit of an idiotic move." (SWNS YouTube)

He said: "I think it was a bit of an idiotic move. There was a bit of alcohol involved - it wasn’t a straight-minded thought.

"I was sponsored by Merlot that evening. I reckon I'd had about three-quarters of a bottle. Fiona reckons it might have been two bottles."

His stepdaughter Iona McBain, 20, a dental nurse, was filming the whole time and decided to upload the clip to TikTok.

John said: "Iona only downloaded TikTok because she was bored during the lockdown.

"She said it got six million views in a day.

"Some of the comments are hilarious, mostly saying I'm an idiot and thank god for Fiona."

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