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Fire in the open – Croxton - South Cambs

On Sunday (23) at 12.49pm one crew from Gamlingay was called to a fire in the open on High Street, Croxton.

Crews arrived to find a bonfire out of control. Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish the fire.

The cause of the fire was accidental.


Top tips when having a bonfire:

  • 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.

For more safety advice please see our page on bonfire safety.