issued after Burnham fire crews tackle bonfires out of control
in the Burnham-On-Sea area have been urged to double check the
safety of their bonfires before lighting them after fire crews
were called to two incidents on Friday (July 18th).
were called to bonfires out of control in North Avenue, Highbridge
on Friday evening and in Brent Knoll earlier in the day.
were called to reports of smoke billowing across the A38 near
the Brent House pub so helped a gardener put out a bonfire that
had got out of control," said a fire spokesman.
the second incident, we received several calls from Highbridge
residents concerned about lots of black smoke. Once again, we
ensured that the bonfire was brought under control."
added: "In periods of dry weather, remember that bushes and
trees can easily catch alight so check that bonfires are well
away from other vegetation and keep a close eye on them when lit
to ensure that safety is maintained."