Bonfires can be a fire risk so we would always recommend considering if it's worth it. If you do decide to have a bonfire, follow our advice on how to have a safe bonfire and what to do if it gets out of control.

Bonfire safety tips 

Here are our top tips to have a bonfire safely:

What not to burn

It is against the law to burn most types of waste, we advise you to avoid burning:

Visit GOV.UK to find out more about what you cannot burn.

Reporting bonfires 

It’s useful for Avon Fire & Rescue Service to know that you are having a bonfire, so we know it is taking place if any 999 calls reporting fires in the same area, get in touch:

If you think a bonfire has got out of control – it may be your own, a neighbours or someone else’s – call 999.

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