We’re aware of the ongoing gas supply incident in parts of Stannington and Hillsborough.
Whilst agencies work together to resolve this issue, fire service staff will be visiting the area to provide safety advice to local people.
If you’ve lost your gas supply, please:
- Be careful not to overload electrical sockets– we know people may be using more electrical items to cook or heat their homes, but most extension leads and adapters can only take a maximum of 13 amps
- Take care with electric heaters– keep them away from soft furnishings and don’t use them to dry clothes, as this is a common cause of fires
- Beware of unsafe heating practices– things like candles and camp stoves are not safe for heating your home and are another common cause of fire