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With the weather heating up, more people are using their balconies. In recent years, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service have seen a number of fires which have started on balconies during periods of good weather. We’d like to share some advice on how you can stay safe this summer. 

The best way to stay safe is by taking steps to prevent a fire happening. By taking some simple steps, you can reduce the risk of a fire starting – this protects you, your family and your home.

In order to reduce the risk of a fire occurring this summer, please follow our balcony fire safety advice:

  • Do not use barbecues, chimineas, fire pits or any other form of open fire on a balcony.
  • Never store or set off fireworks or flares on your balcony.
  • Never store flammable materials on your balcony.
  • Never throw cigarettes off your balcony – they can cause a fire on someone else’s balcony. Use a suitable ashtray and dispose of the contents safely.

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