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Please Do Not Burn

on Thu, 28/07/2022 - 9:29am

The hot weather has brought an increase in individuals lighting fires on grass areas across South & Vale.

We would like to remind the public that these fires can cause damage & harm to those nearby & offer the following safety advice:

  • Help stop fires from starting by never lighting open fires in the countryside
  • Only use BBQ’s in safe, designated areas when in the countryside & don’t leave them unattended. Make sure they are fully extinguished & cold before disposal
  • Don’t light fires in close proximity to trees, bushes, livestock or property as the fire is more likely to spread should it get out of control
  • Extinguish cigarettes properly & don’t throw the end on the ground or throw them out car windows
  • Take rubbish, bottles & glasses with you when leaving the countryside as sunlight shining through glass can start fires

If you see a fire make sure you are out of immediate danger & report the fire immediately by calling 999.

From a TVP email received 27/7/22