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Fire Service urges barbecue safety

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service is expecting an increase in the number of callouts due to barbecue fires over the summer.

They're offering advice to keep people safe.

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Fire service's BBQ warning

BBQ fires are more common over the summer. Credit: PA

If you're planning to bring out the barbecue then make sure you do it safely. That's the message from Cumbria's Fire and Rescue Service.

They're noticing an increase in the use of portable BBQs over the summer period.

As well as taking care when lighting barbecues, people are being reminded not to take them indoors or inside a tent, following a spate of deaths caused by carbon monoxide poisoning.

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