Although some fires are accidental, unfortunately most
are nuisance fires that are deliberately started.
The ongoing dry weather means an increased risk of grass fires.
Fires can also spread easier as the ground is dry.
Most wildfires are started by people & can be avoided.
When you're out for your daily exercise:
- Discard of cigarettes carefullly
- take litter home with you
- Don't set fires in the open
- Report fly tipping to St Helens Council here
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.
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.