THE Fire Service has issued a statement relating to the controlled burning of waste. The statement reads:

During these unprecedented times, we urge you not to be tempted to burn your garden or household waste. We understand that during this time of social distancing and self-isolating presents an opportunity to do some gardening and clear out your sheds. However, burning your garden or household waste can be dangerous and unpredictable and can easily spread out of control. This could cause unnecessary demand on our crews having to attend these fires, it could also create a greater number of calls to our Control Room. The effects of the smoke could also affect your breathing, irritate your skin and eyes and worsen respiratory conditions like asthma.

Please contact your local County Council to enquire about any changes to refuse collections in your area.

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