Having a Bonfire?

July 26, 2019 12:39 PM

Some people choose to burn garden waste instead of putting it in their brown bin. Others see a plume of smoke and assume it is an out-of-control fire. They then call 999. Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service arrive on the scene only to find a bonfire being looked after by the householder. This type of situation happens quite often.

To stop these false alarms, if you are having a "controlled burn" (e.g. a bonfire) please call Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service before you start. Their phone number is 01332 861800.