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In summer, during periods of dry weather, we often see an increase in fires in our 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?

  • If you know who is responsible for lighting nuisance fires, tell Merseyside Police, so they can act on your information & bring those responsible to justice.
  • If you have any home CCTV footage, or vehicle dash cam footage of deliberate fire setters caught in action share them with Merseyside Police.
  • You can help by ensuring you don't have combustible waste stored next to the walls of your home, storing your wheelie bin away until collection day.

Ready to report?

ArrowReport 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 free  Home Safety Visit by completing a simple online form.

Flytipping removal

ArrowOne 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.