In spring, as the night's get lighter earlier, we often see
an increase in the number of nuisance fires being lit illegally in
public spaces, such as in parks & on grassland.
Although some fires are accidental, unfortunately most
are nuisance fires that are deliberately started.
Don't put up with it!
- It puts people's lives at risk, causes damage to homes,
businesses, community facilities & impacts on wildlife
& the environment.
- It prevents the fire service from attending to other
emergencies which could endanger lives elsewhere.
- It's mindless criminal damage.
What you can do?
Ready to report?
Report grass fires
immediately by calling 999 so that the relevant
emergency service can respond. Tell the operator, where the fire
is, whether you witnessed the offence & try to provide as much
information as possible - such as the nearest main road.
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service can also provide you with
arson prevention advice for your home & surrounding
area. You can request a
Home Safety Visit by completing a simple
One of the ways
we can help to prevent nuisance fires is to remove one of
its sources: flytipping in public
spaces. You can report this problem to St.Helens Council
on 01744 676789 or online here -
by registering for an account, or reporting anonymously.