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Fire service reiterates dry ground warning despite showers

Tue, 17 Jul 2018

The Isle of Man Fire and Rescue service is continuing to deal with incidents involving dry vegetation.
The Isle of Man Fire and Rescue service is continuing to deal with incidents involving dry vegetation.

The Island's fire service is continuing to warn the Manx public of the dangers of bonfires, campfires and barbecues on dry ground.

Despite a couple of showers recently, fire safety officers say the ground is still tinder dry across much of the Island, posing a greater than usual fire risk.

The Fire and Rescue Service revealed it's still receiving calls from the public regarding barbecues and campfires, and just last night were called out to deal with a grass fire.

Firefighters are reiterating the warning issued earlier this month by the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, encouraging locals to refrain from smoking, lighting barbecues and using camp stoves in areas where they could cause a wildfire.


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