Disposing of domestic waste Household waste can become a fire risk

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service have put together the following advice to help you keep the outdoors safe from fire:


Bonfires – please avoid them

  • Remember small fires can become large fires very quickly.
  • Fire can quickly spread to nearby fences, shed or trees.
  • Your home or the property of others could be at risk. Remember, we will recharge (please link to rechargeable repairs page) you for any damage to the property that is not due to fair wear and tear.
  • If you have a fire on public land you could be charged with criminal damage.
  • Toxic smoke from fires can cause pollution or harm people’s health.
  • There are laws in place to protect the public in the event of nuisance bonfires.


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