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Increase in Grass and Rubbish Fires

Alert message sent 05/08/2018 10:44:00

Information sent on behalf of Notts Police

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service have shared a message and would like to help them spread the message that fires are not fun.

In the month running up to the 25th July 2018 there has been been over a 600% increase in the amount of grass and rubbish fires from the same time last year - some may think its cool or fun to set these, what you may not be aware of, is the many dangers that are associated with them. These include injury to yourself or your friends, a potential criminal record with the police and fires getting out of control and damaging properties.

Please remember the following to prevent any incidents occurring:
• Don’t drop cigarettes, dispose of them properly.
• Take your rubbish home or put in a nearby bin
• Don’t leave glass bottles lying on the ground. Sunlight shining through can start a grass fire
• Avoid using open fires in the countryside
• Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children and talk to them about the dangers of starting fires outside
• Don’t attempt to tackle fires. Leave the area as soon as possible and call 999.

For further advice on fire safety, contact your local fire station or visit or
Message sent by
Laura Cooper (Police, PCSO 4910, Radford Road)
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