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Fire service share BBQ safety tips ahead of Bank Holiday

Devon and Somerset Fire and rescue service have issued advice for people who are planning to have a BBQ this bank holiday

The weather is meant to be warm across the weekend, with the Met Office predicting temperatures that could reach as high as 33 degrees Celcius is some areas by Monday. 

The fire service have issued the following tips for people thinking of having a BBQ this weekend:

  • Keep a bucket of water, sand or a garden hose nearby for emergencies.
  • Never use a barbeque indoors or inside a tent – the carbon monoxide that they produce can kill.
  • Never leave a lit barbeque unattended.
  • Ensure that you site your barbeque well away from fences, sheds, trees, shrubs and garden waste.
  • Never use petrol or paraffin to start or revive your barbeque – only use recognised lighters or starter fuel on cold coals.
  • If using a gas barbeque always ensure that you keep gas cylinders out of direct sunlight. Do not use the barbeque if you suspect a gas leak.

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