Berkshire Fire Department warns residents to be aware of wildfires
FIRE crews are warning residents of Berkshire to be aware of wildfires as we are in the process of unleashing another heat wave.
The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service is asking residents to dispose of their waste responsibly or take it home.
This includes glass and other reflective objects, which they say are likely to start fires.
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The fire department has also included some tips on its website on how to prevent wildfires.
– Extinguish cigarettes properly and do not throw cigarette butts on the ground
– Talk to young people about the dangers of lighting fires
– Don’t leave bottles or glass in the woods – sunlight shining through glass can start fires (take them home and recycle them)
– Do not leave barbecues unattended and only light them in designated areas
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If you spend time in the countryside, dispose of your trash responsibly or bring it home – glass and other reflective objects can start fires.
— Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (@RBFRSofficial) August 10, 2022