Scottish Fire and Rescue Service warns of higher fire risk as waste collection reduces during Covid-19 lockdown

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has launched a new video to warn Scots of the higher fire risk associated with a reduction in waste collection during the coronavirus lockdown.

By Jamie McKenzie
Friday, 17th April 2020, 11:17 am
Updated Friday, 17th April 2020, 11:19 am

The clip says fire risk for households and businesses will increase as the frequency of services is cut during the pandemic.

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The SFRS video was shared on twitter on Friday, April 17th.

It says most rubbish fires are started deliberately and that it’s up to dutyholders to ensure essential businesses are safe by managing and storing waste properly.

The warning concludes by saying that, if a fire breaks out, then you should “get out, stay out and call 999.”

The video was shared on twitter on Friday morning by the SFRS.