Warning after bonfire spread to trees in St Neots

A BONFIRE spread to trees at a home in St Neots yesterday.

A fire crew from St Neots was called to the fire on The Crescent at 10.50am.

Firefighters used a hose reel to extinguish the fire and returned to their station by 11.20am.

A crew from St Neots returned to the scene later to re-inspect the incident and carry out a home fire safety check at the property. The cause of the fire was accidental.

Jon Paul Jones, watch commander at St Neots, said: “This bonfire was too big for the garden. Where possible residents should use recycling to get rid of garden waste.

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“If you are having a bonfire, make sure it is an appropriate size, well away from anything flammable and keep a bucket of water or hosepipe handy at all times.”

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