Bonfire safety warning and tips from KFRS
As the spring weather tempts more residents out in to the garden, maybe to start tidying up after the long winter months and dispose of garden waste, Kent Fire and Rescue Service is issuing safety tips to ensure garden bonfires don't result in injury or property damage.
Head of Community Safety, Stuart Skilton, said: "Our fire crews are regularly called to out-of-control garden bonfires and sadly people do get burned, sometimes seriously.
"The safest, most responsible and environmentally friendly way to dispose of garden rubbish is to via your green waste collection or to take it to your local recycling centre. However, if you do light a bonfire the advice is to take extra care and never use petrol, barbecue lighting fluids or other accelerants on them.
Also, never leave any fire unattended and if the bonfire gets out of control, never try to tackle it yourself, you could end up getting hurt. Always call the fire and rescue service who are trained to deal with these types of incidents."
By following the safety tips below, you can help avoid injuries and damage to your property:
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