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Increase In Fire Call-Outs To Homes In North Yorkshire

Increase In Fire Call-Outs To Homes In North Yorkshire

Published by Karen Liu at 7:01am 14th April 2020.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service says they have seen an increase in the number of call-outs to domestic properties.

It is as more people are working from home.

Jon Foster, Deputy Chief Fire Officer, said:

"We are dealing with dozens more fires in gardens and open spaces than we would normally be at this time of year.

Some are unfortunately spreading to other buildings, like sheds and garages, so we really urge people to be careful at home.

Please, please don't have bonfires at home during this period.

I recognise that the amenity centres aren't open, and some services have been suspended for a period of time.

This is impacting on our delivery, by more people choosing to have bonfires.

We urge people not to do that.

We appear to be attending more fires in the home and we feel that this is caused by distraction and carelessness.

Some examples are trays left on hobs, we had a recent incident with a teddy bear left on a table lamp and an ashtray fell off a sofa arm and into a waste bin.

Fortunately, we were able to deal with these before they got serious, but these are just examples of the type of thing that can happen if people are being careless".




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