Police warn of ‘severe consequences’ after reports of residents in Derbyshire town using fireworks – causing huge fire risk

Officers have been forced to warn residents in a Derbyshire town not to use fireworks – with fires having broken out across the county due to the hot weather.

Wednesday, 20th July 2022, 4:13 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th July 2022, 4:26 pm

On Wednesday, July 20, the Killamarsh and Eckington Safer Neighbourhood Team revealed they had received reports of fireworks being set off in the area.

This comes amid a spate of deliberate blazes across the county. Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service have urged residents not to start garden fires or BBQs and to dispose of cigarettes responsibly – with the hot, dry weather over recent days increasing the risk of fires breaking out.

In a Facebook post, an SNT spokesperson said: “Recently we have had reports of fireworks being set off in the dry weather. This has potential to cause the same damage as garden fires and BBQs.

Residents were urged to avoid anything that could start a fire.

“Please think about this and be extremely careful. We’re not trying to spoil people’s fun but it could be dangerous and have severe consequences.”