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Summer fire safety

Summer is a busy period for the fire service so they are giving advice to help prevent incidents and help everyone to stay safe this summer.

Will Newman, Head of Prevention at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said: “During the summer period, we often see a rise in the number of accidental and deliberate fires across Essex. These include bonfires, BBQ fires, refuse and wheelie bin fires, fires in stairwells or derelict buildings, as well as grass and countryside fires made worse by hot and dry conditions.

"Warmer weather and the increased numbers of people visiting our parks, countryside and seaside creates a greater risk of fire and accidents. By following our safety advice on our website, we can all play our part in preventing fires and other incidents this summer.”

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has advice on Water Safety, Caravans, BBQs, Camping and Bonfires. Find out more here.

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