Fire crews are warning the public to take extra care during this week’s heat wave to avoid any accidental grass fires.
During hot and dry weather the risk of grass fires increases, but following a few simple steps can greatly reduce the chance of a fire starting.
Fire officers are asking people to help prevent grass fires by:
- Not using open fires in the countryside
- Making sure any barbecue or disposable barbecue is only used in a suitable location and is extinguished properly after use
- Extinguishing cigarettes completely and not throwing cigarette ends on the ground
- Not leaving bottles or glass in woodland – sunlight shining through glass can start fires
Fire crews want their resources available to protect the communities of South Yorkshire, incidents involving accidental grass fires can use up a lot of these vital resources.