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A bonfire in a garden got out of control and ending up destroying fences and garden sheds. This fire which started in Morton Road, Fernhill Heath close to Worcester happened on July 27th and created a great deal of damage and risk to property.
Hereford and Worcester Fire Service has issued warnings to people to be very careful about starting fires and to always check the weather conditions before starting. Windy weather can be particularly risky and the location, if too close to property is also very risky. Even though we have not had very long hot dry spells it is still very easy for a bonfire to get out of control.
The Fire Service had to send three appliances out after they received 14 calls about the blaze, caused by the fire spreading to the tinder dry conifer trees. Station Commander Dean Baker said that 'the bonfire had been lit near some conifer trees, which due to the dry conditions and the wind on the day, had quickly caught light' This fire then quickly spread along the conifers to the six neighbouring gardens and destroyed eight garden sheds, fencing and other garden buildings.
He went on to say 'Thankfully no one was hurt but wanted the public to be aware of the dangers of bonfires in the garden and offered the following advice'
1/ Always locate any bonfire clear of buildings, fences, hedges and garden sheds.
2/ Never burn garden waste when it is windy and also NEVER use any flammable liquid to start the bonfire.
3/ Do not burn aerosol cans, paint tins, batteries, tyres or foam fill furniture - all of very dangerous to life.
4/ Have a bucket of water ready and a hose pipe connected as a precaution in case the fire gets out of hand.
5/ Before lighting ensure there are no children hiding in the bonfire and also that there are no animals as well. Never leave a bonfire unattended, even for a minute.
If you follow the above advice then the garden sheds, fences, hedges and trees will not come to any harm and will serve the purpose to which it was intended.