Norfolk service chiefs issue heatwave fire warning
With temperatures set to soar this week, people in West Norfolk are being urged to be vigilant against the threat of fires.
The warning comes after Norfolk's fire service were called to record numbers of incidents during last summer's heatwave.
And with forecasters predicting temperatures as high as 33 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, county fire officials are calling for people to be cautious.
Norfolk's chief fire officer Stuart Ruff said: “We would urge the public not to start camp fires and bonfires during hot, dry conditions.
"Please don’t use naked flames and take extreme care when discarding cigarettes.
"The impact of these careless acts presents a huge risk to lives and property and many open fires can been avoided."
Margaret Dewsbury, Norfolk County Council cabinet member for communities, whose portfolio oversees the fire service, said: “Fires can quickly spread so we would urge people to pay extra care when using barbecues and putting out cigarettes.
"Bin fires can quickly spread to the open. We would ask people to be vigilant and if they see a fire, however small, call 999."