There’s a warning not to have a barbecue or campfire out in the open because of the risk of wildfires in the hot dry weather.
It’s come from the Devon and Somerset fire service, who say a discarded cigarette can also start a fire.
In Wiltshire and Dorset fire crews are urging people to not leave fires unattended.
It follows a number of calls about things like barbecues or bonfires.
The dry summer months increase the likelihood of wildfires. Help us look after our wild spaces. Don’t have a barbeque or campfire out in the countryside.— Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (@DSFireUpdates) May 27, 2020
A naked flame such as a cigarette, BBQ or glass bottle left unattended can cause a serious fire.
Since 6pm we have been called 18 times by people requesting us to come out because of smoke from bonfires or BBQs please can people think again before burning or having BBQs and if you cannot possibly avoid it then stay in attendance with water & let neighbours know.— DWFireControl (@DWFireControl) May 27, 2020
Red watch are on tonight and we haven't stopped since we sat down! We are extremely busy especially with out of control or unattended bonfires. We would like to urge you not to have fires when the wildfire risk is currently extreme.— DWFireControl (@DWFireControl) May 27, 2020