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Garden Bonfires Safety Advice

Here you will find advice about garden bonfires. There are no laws against having bonfires in your garden but there are laws for the nuisance they may cause. More information can be found on bonfire safety & the law.

Our advice for having a garden bonfire is:

  • Build your bonfire downwind and well away from buildings, trees, bushes or other flammable materials.
  • Clear away grass to form a circle of earth around the fire.
  • Build the fire stack so than it collapses inward when burning.
  • Watch for flying embers and sparks.
  • Don't use petrol or paraffin to start the fire.
  • Don't leave the fire unattended.
  • Never throw aerosol or LPG containers on the fire.
  • Ensure the fire is put out and cover the ashes with earth.
  • Avoid having a bonfire during prolonged hot weather when the ground is likely to be very dry.
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