‘You are playing with peoples lives and it is just foolish and wrong’ – that is the message from firefighters in Freshwater after they were called out to yet another fire in the open this evening (Tuesday).
The retained crew were called to woodland behind School Green Road, Freshwater after being alerted to the situation by a member of the public.
Firefighters are urging Islanders not to light fires in the open due to the current coronavirus crisis. Bonfires and other fires don’t just affect people’s breathing but puts the firefighters at risk of transmitting coronavirus as they work in close quarters.
Taking to social media, Freshwater Fire Station has said:
“When you do things like this you are playing with peoples lives and it is just foolish and wrong. Every time we are called out we and our families and the wider community are put at risk.
“Please follow the government guidance and stay home and help keep everyone safe”.