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Stay home, but please don’t be a bonfire nuisance

08/04/2020

Councils on both sides of the Humber are calling on households to think of their neighbours and avoid lighting bonfires during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It follows an influx of concerns raised across the country and locally of problems caused by bonfire smoke for people with breathing difficulties and those suffering with coronavirus.

Aside from the obvious risk of fire spread to other areas of the garden, bonfire smoke can have a harmful effect on people with health problems such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis. It also causes significant problems for people suffering with coronavirus symptoms.

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