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Garden fires warning after shed blaze

Firefighters are warning residents never to leave garden fires unattended, after a bonfire set light to a shed, garden furniture and rubbish.

The blaze on Southey Hall Drive broke out just before 11pm on Tuesday (26 July).

Elm Lane firefighters used a hose reel to put out the fire which had spread from an unattended garden brazier.

Crews left the scene at around 11.30pm.

Head of community safety Trevor Bernard said: “A bonfire doesn’t have to be a raging inferno for it to cause problems if it’s left unattended. Embers and sparks can easily blow away from smouldering fires, potentially igniting anything flammable nearby including trees, shrubs, sheds and buildings.”

This content was last updated on July 27th, 2016