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Fire in the open – March - Fenland

At 9.51pm on Monday (29) one crew from March was called to a fire in a wooded area on the A141 near March.

Firefighters arrived to find an unattended bonfire. They extinguished the fire using a hose reel and returned to their station by 10.31pm.

The cause of the fire was accidental.

When lighting a fire outdoors, please ensure you stay safe and follow our top safety tips:

  • Build your bonfire well clear of buildings, garden sheds, fences and hedges
  • Never use flammable liquids to start a bonfire, and never burn dangerous items such as aerosol cans, paint tins, foam furniture, or batteries
  • Don’t leave bonfires unattended. An adult should supervise it until it has burnt out. If it has to be left, damp it down with plenty of water
  • Always keep a bucket of water or a hosepipe nearby in case of fire
  • Check the weather - avoid lighting bonfires in high winds.”

More information is available in the community fire safety section.