Hedgehogs often hibernate in bonfires. Read the advice below to keep wildlife safe.
Many fireworks displays on Bonfire Night will be accompanied by a bonfire. This is a tradition which has been practiced for centuries and it can be quite safe as long as routine safety practice is observed.
1. Fire Service Advice.
Build your bonfire well clear of buildings, garden sheds, fences and hedges.
Never use flammable liquids to start a bonfire and never burn dangerous items such as aerosol cans, paint tins, foam furniture or batteries.
Don't leave bonfires unattended. An adult should supervise it until it has burnt out. If it has to be left, damp it down with plenty of water.
Always keep a bucket of water or a hosepipe nearby in case of fire.