Firefighters extinguish unattended bonfire in Huntingdon

Firefighters were called to the incident

Firefighters were called to the incident - Credit: Archant

FIREFIGHTERS issue warning after being called to unattended bonfire in Huntingdon on Saturday (June 1).

A crew from Huntingdon was sent to Byron Close at 8.55pm and found the small bonfire in a rear garden. The firefighters returned to their base by 9.15pm.

A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “We would recommend members of the public to avoid building bonfires. Anyone planning on having a bonfire should ensure they build it well away from any flammable objects, such as fences, buildings and vegetation and to consider the wind direction.

“Burning embers from a bonfire can travel significant distances and can easily set fire to anything surrounding it.

“Bonfires should be watched at all times and it is also useful to have a bucket of water or a hosepipe handy in case it starts to spread.”