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Countryside Safety

6th July 2010

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service have recently attended several camps fires which have been lit in wooded areas. We would like to take this opportunity to remind people to avoid lighting camps fire in the countryside, especially during this prolonged spell of dry weather.  Whilst the fire service are attending fires of this nature, they are not available to attend other incidents where lives could be at risk.

Fire destroys thousands of acres of countryside each year, often due to carelessness. If you are heading out to the country this summer remember these simple tips:

  • Never throw cigarette ends out of car window – they could start a fire and ruin surrounding countryside.
  • Don’t leave bottles or glass in woodlands. Sunlight shining through glass can start a fire.   Take them home or put them in a waste or recycling bin.  
  • Avoid the use of barbecues and open fires in the countryside especially during hot and dry periods and take your litter home with you.

More information about fire safety outdoors can be found here

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