BonfireA special plea from Dorset & Wiltshire Fire Service



With the fine weather, there’s a temptation to have bonfires. During this pandemic, please give some thought to neighbours who may be self-isolating because of asthma, other respiratory illnesses and COVID-19.

Here's a special plea from the Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service too:

It would be really helpful if people could avoid having bonfires during this coronavirus lockdown period. While we know that the current weather makes getting out in the garden very tempting, lots of the false alarms we attend are caused by bonfires. Equally, bonfires can get out of control very easily. Please help us to help you, by reducing any activity that could lead to us being called out.

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