Firefighters called to bonfire

Fire service

Thorney’s firefighters were called out just before midnight on Thursday to attend a bonfire behind houses on Wisbech Road.

On arrival, firefighters found a large bonfire unattended and extinguished it using a hose reel. They returned to their station by 12.40am.

A Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue spokesman said:

If having a bonfire:

  1. Build your bonfire well clear of buildings, garden sheds, fences and hedges
  2. Never use flammable liquids to start a bonfire, and never burn dangerous items such as aerosol cans, paint tins, foam furniture, or batteries
  3. Don’t leave bonfires unattended. An adult should supervise it until it has burnt out. If it has to be left, damp it down with plenty of water
  4. Always keep a bucket of water or a hosepipe nearby in case of fire
  5. Check the weather – avoid lighting bonfires in high winds.

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