Isle of Man News - POSTED Tue 17-04-2018

Out of control bonfire sparks fire call out

by TH

Out of control bonfire sparks fire call out

Firefighters were called to an out of control bonfire on Sunday.

They spent 40 minutes at a property at Lark Hill in Ramsey.

The blaze started as a garden rubbish fire but it escalated and spread to a van parked close by.

The Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service says anyone planning to have a spring clean and burn garden rubbish should:

-          Make sure the area is clear of overhead obstructions such as power cables and tree branches

-          Have at least six metres clearance from things like fences, hedges and oil tanks

-          Make sure vegetation surrounding the bonfire won’t allow the fire to spread

-          Have a garden hose on standby

-          Phone the Emergency Services Joint Control Room ahead of time so false alarm calls aren't received

-          Consider your neighbours

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