Warning to residents after bonfires get out of control

Warning to residents after bonfires get out of control

Warning to residents after bonfires get out of control

First published in News

DORSET Fire and Rescue are urging residents who have bonfires to be considerate of neighbours after a number of calls on Thursday night.

A spokesperson for the service said crews were called to ‘a number of incidents’ involving unattended and out of control bonfires. “We would urge members of the public when having a controlled burn to ensure it has been reported to fire control by ringing 01305 753166 and you have informed your neighbours to check your bonfire won’t be a nuisance e.g. wind blowing smoke through open windows, washing out to dry has been brought indoors, etc”, a spokesperson said.

They also asked people to check the bonfire does not pose a risk to a neighbour’s property or to the environment and to ensure the bonfire is always supervised.

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5:01pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Townee says...

Nice words but it doesn't happen in real life. Selfish people don't care about neighbours and light fires anytime of the day or night.
I thought it was against the law to light a bonfire during daylight hours?
Nice words but it doesn't happen in real life. Selfish people don't care about neighbours and light fires anytime of the day or night. I thought it was against the law to light a bonfire during daylight hours? Townee
  • Score: 3

9:22pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Rich© says...

If it's not against the law, it should be, maybe there are local byelaws? Perhaps we should do what the French do and only allowed to have open fires/bonfires during certain months of the year, certainly not during the summer season.
If it's not against the law, it should be, maybe there are local byelaws? Perhaps we should do what the French do and only allowed to have open fires/bonfires during certain months of the year, certainly not during the summer season. Rich©
  • Score: 2

6:20am Sun 24 Aug 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

Should be illegal in the 'summer'
Should be illegal in the 'summer' Chris@Bmouth
  • Score: 2

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