Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service says recent moorland fires in Manchester should serve as a warning as the hot weather continues.
The authority says warm conditions can lead to fires spreading quickly in open areas of land – and can soon be out of control.
Something as simple as not putting out a cigarette properly could put people in danger – as could using disposable barbecues on grass.
There are seven simple steps the fire service is urging residents to take to help prevent an outdoor fire:
– Ensure cigarettes are completely out
– Do not throw cigarettes out of car windows onto grass verges or vegetation
– Put disposable barbecues on bricks, do not place directly on grass
– Do not leave glass bottles lying on the ground, the sun’s rays reflect through the glass and can start a fire
– When camping, do not leave campfires unattended and make sure it is completely out before you leave it
– Use barbecues on a hard, flat surface, away from grass, shrubs or fencing
– Talk to your children about the dangers of starting a fire.