Wisbech unattended bonfire spreads out of control, prompting fire service warning

PUBLISHED: 12:15 14 August 2015


Fire chiefs have issued a warning after an unattended bonfire spread out of control last night.

At 8.38pm, a crew from Wisbech was called to a fire in the open in Redmoor Lane, Wisbech.

A medium-sized bonfire had been left unattended and firefighters used hose reels to extinguish it.

The crew returned to station by 9.25pm.

The cause of the fire was accidental.

A CFRS spokesman said: “Bonfires can quickly become out of control and spread to houses, trees and fencing - especially when they’re left unattended.

“We would advise anyone to avoid having a bonfire and instead take material to a local waste and recycling site.

“If you do choose to have a bonfire, then ensure it is built well away from trees, foliage and other property.

“Pay attention to the weather, including wind direction, and never leave it unattended.”

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