Warning issued after fire crew tackle bonfire started with petrol

The bonfire was started using petrol
The bonfire was started using petrol

The fire service is warning people not to use petrol to start bonfires after being called to a garden fire in Littlehampton.

The fire service were called to a property in Lupin Close at around 6.45pm yesterday (Monday, April 17), a spokesperson said.

A bonfire had been started in the garden using petrol, a spokesperson said.

The crew used one hose reel to put the fire out, confirmed the spokesperson.

A spokesperson said: “Please do not use petrol to start your bonfires.

“And with barbeque’s the summer coming, we should all be careful.”

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