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Fire in the open – Abbey Ward - Cambridge

On Wednesday (28) at 8.26pm one crew from Cambridge was called to a fire on Ditton Fields, Abbey Ward.

The crew arrived to find a bonfire in the back of a garden of a property. Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish the fire before returning to their station by 9.30pm.

The cause of the fire was accidental

Top tips if having a bonfire:

  1. Build your bonfire well clear of buildings, garden sheds, fences and hedges
  2. Never use flammable liquids to start a bonfire, and never burn dangerous items such as aerosol cans, paint tins, foam furniture, or batteries
  3. 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
  4. Always keep a bucket of water or a hosepipe nearby in case of fire
  5. Check the weather - avoid lighting bonfires in high winds.

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