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Summer Fire Safety Advice

22nd July 2010

Following a recent incident attended by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service in which a member of the public received burns to his face, neck and forearms whilst attempting to light a garden bonfire using petrol  we would like to remind people of some basic Summer safety do's and don'ts:

  • Never use petrol to light a bonfire or barbeque
  • Ensure that your barbeque is fully extinguished and cold before disposing of the contents
  • Keep young children and ball games away from bonfires and barbeques
  • Keep a bucket of water or garden hose nearby in case of emergencies
  • Avoid using open fires in the countryside


For more fire safety information or to book a home fire safety visit go to http://www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/ or phone our fire safety advice line on 01609 788545

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