Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service are urging people to be safety conscious about barbecues this summer.
The Fire Service have put together a list to ensure an enjoyable and safe barbecue in the hot weather.
- Only use barbecues in suitable and safe areas and never indoors or in a tent.
- Make sure the coals are cool before you move the barbecue and always keep a bucket of water, sand or a garden hose nearby in case of emergencies.
- Only use recommended fluids, fire lighters and never petrol.
Gary Elston, Community Safety Officer, said: "This may seem like a long list but most of these things are common sense. By far the biggest danger is the use of flammable liquids to light on the barbecue."
More top news
Serious doubts are being raised about the effectiveness of turning the Manston Airport site into a giant lorry park.
Wednesday's weather for the east of the region
Wednesday's weather for the west of the region