As we approach Bonfire Night, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) is calling on members of the public NOT to have bonfires on their own private property. 


Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, events are  being cancelled across the county, with organised bonfire celebrations being no exception to the restrictions that are being imposed to keep everyone safe. 
A garden bonfire can easily get out of hand with fire spreading quickly from hedges, overhanging trees and garages to the house.  Not only do these fires pose a serious risk to you, your family, your property and the public, but out of control bonfires take our crews away from other potentially life-threatening incidents.


In addition to fire safety concerns around bonfires in gardens, there are varying guidelines  depending on the local COVID alert level for your area.  Please visit the Government website to ensure you are aware of the current local restrictions: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-covid-alert-levels-what-you-need-to-know