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There are always dangers with fires but there are things you can do to reduce the risks.

  • If you light up a barbeque or campfire, never use petrol or paraffin
  • Never leave a fire or barbeque unattended and put them out properly after you have finished using them
  • Keep a bucket of water or sand nearby for emergencies and avoid having barbecues in parks and public spaces
  • Reduce the risk of fires outside by putting out cigarettes and throwing rubbish away
  • Don't leave glass bottles lying on the ground - the sun's rays can be focused by the glass and can start a fire

For more information on fire safety go to the West Midlands Fire Service.