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Fire in the open – Orton Malborne - Peterborough

On Tuesday (16) at 1.34pm one crew from Stanground was called to a fire in the open on Walgrave, Orton Malborne.

The crew arrived to find a fire involving a conservatory, 5 conifer trees and rubbish well alight. Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish the fire before returning to their station by 2.10pm.

The cause of the fire was accidental. The fire was caused by a bonfire.


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.