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Firefighters Issue Warning Over Bonfires

Dorset Fire And Rescue Engine 2

2:38pm 17th March 2014

A warning’s been issued over bonfires after a blaze near Dorchester at the weekend.

The fire started after it spread from a controlled bonfire toward a small barn on open land just outside the town, near Muckleford.

Dorset firefighters managed to put it out before it could cause any major damage.

But it's sparked a warning from chiefs who say bonfires can easily spread in the dry conditions and people having one, should have a hosepipe nearby, and alert the emergency services if they're planning a fire.

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