Each year, as the weather starts to improve and more people head outside, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service sees an increase in grass and woodland fires. Whilst some of these are started deliberately, many are caused as a result of careless actions, including the improper use of barbecues, unattended camp fires and discarded cigarettes.
Fires like these have the potential to spread quickly. Not only do they cause extensive damage to our natural environment and public amenities, but they also take fire crews away from dealing with other potentially life-threatening incidents.
You can help us to reduce the number of grass and woodland fires this spring and summer by following the below advice.