With summer upon us and barbecues at the ready, we're being urged to think about fire safety.
Hertfordshire County Council has issued the warning after a fire at The Household Waste Recycling Centre in Letchworth. It had to close for several hours on 28th May after a fire in one of the bins caused by the remains of a disposable barbecue.
Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service offers the following advice:
If you are using a disposable barbecue, ensure it has cooled before putting it in the bin.
If you are using a charcoal barbecue, never put hot ashes straight into a dustbin or wheelie bin.