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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Reduction in easter grass fires in west of the county

15/04/2016

Grass and bin fires in the west of the county have seen a 68% decrease over this year’s Easter break compared to the same period last year Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has revealed.

"We are extremely pleased to see that our message has been getting through and that there has been a significant reduction in the number of grass and bin fires during the Easter school holidays."

Prevention Manager, Carmel Warren

From March 25 until April 6 this year there was a total of 6 grass fires in the area compared to 19 during last year’s Easter holidays.

Prevention Manager, Carmel Warren said: “We are extremely pleased to see that our message has been getting through and that there has been a significant reduction in the number of grass and bin fires during the Easter school holidays.

“The effects of a fire can be devastating. Grass and bin fires can spread and quickly get out of control. Fire can put those who start them, fire fighters and members of the local community in great danger and it can have a devastating effect on the environment and any animals in its path.”

“Whilst crews are attending a deliberate fire it means that crews aren’t available to attend other emergencies.”

In an emergency dial 999. For all other non emergency enquiries contact: 08451 22 11 55 or log onto: www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk or www.direct.gov.uk/firekills.