Suffolk firefighters busy as extreme weather continues

Suffolk Fire and Rescue have been working tirelessly to tackle a large number of open air fires as a result of the recent hot weather.

The team received over 60 calls over the weekend of 14 July, more than double what they’d usually expect to get. Thanks to the professionalism and dedication of firefighters, on-call firefighters and control room staff they successfully managed to respond to the fires and keep Suffolk safe.

As the sunshine looks set to stay, the public is urged to be fire aware and remember to:

  • Put cigarettes out completely
  • Refrain from throwing cigarettes onto grass verges
  • Use barbecues on a hard, flat surface, away from grass, shrubs or fencing
  • When camping, not leave a campfire unattended and ensure the campfire is out completely before you leave it.