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Seasonal safety advice

Find out how to prevent fire hazards and remain safe in the summer.

Summer fire safety advice

During the summer and autumn seasons there is an increased risk of fires being started outside. By following our advice you can help keep the countryside and yourself safe from fire.


  • Make sure cigarettes are put out properly and never throw them out of car windows.
  • Don't be tempted to light a fire in the countryside.
  • Don't leave glass bottles outside - not only can they hurt people and animals, they can also magnify the sun's rays and start a fire.
  • Make sure fires are fully extinguished after use.


  • Build your bonfire away from sheds, fences and trees.
  • Avoid having a bonfire in windy conditions - it increases the likelihood of the fire spreading out of control.
  • Don't leave your bonfire unattended.
  • Don't leave any bonfire to smoulder when you have finished - make sure it is fully extinguished.
  • Don't build it too big, and make sure it is stable.
Last updated:
29 April 2024
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