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Bonfire Warnings For Yorkshire Coast

Bonfire Warnings For Yorkshire Coast

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 6:01am 25th October 2017. (Updated at 6:05am 25th October 2017)

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to take care as Bonfire Night approaches. 

Last year, the service attended five bonfire/firework related incidents which included left over fireworks, a bonfire which was lit prematurely, two calls to unattended fires and a hedge on fire which had spread from a bonfire. 

The fire service has issued this advice:

  • Plan your firework display to make it safe and enjoyable.
  • Keep fireworks in a closed box and use them one at a time.
  • Read and follow the instructions on each firework using a torch if necessary.
  • Light the firework at arm's length with a taper and stand well back.
  • Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks.
  • Never return to a firework once it has been lit.
  • Don't put fireworks in pockets and never throw them.
  • Direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators.
  • Always supervise children with sparklers, never give them to children under 5.
  • Put used sparklers hot end down into a bucket of sand or water.
  • Never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire.
  • Don’t build bonfires close to trees, hedges or sheds.
  • Don’t leave bonfires unattended.
  • Make sure that the fire is out and surroundings are made safe before leaving.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Fire and rescue Service said:

"We want people to enjoy this year’s Bonfire Night celebrations safely, and would urge people to go along to an organised event, where the fireworks are handled by professionals.

You can find details of some local organised events on our website under the News and Events section or in local newspapers."


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