False alarm at builder’s yard

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Firefighters were called to a false alarm in a builder’s yard in Burnley.

A fire engine was sent to the yard behind Brennand Street just after noon on Saturday.

Acting crew manager Kevin Birchall said: “On arrival, it was found to be scrap timber from construction that was being burnt. The owner was advised that this sort of waste should be disposed of via recycling.

“There aren’t specific laws against having a bonfire, or when you can have one – but there are acts that deal with the nuisance they can cause.

“A controlled burn can also result in fire engines attending that may be required elsewhere.”

Anyone unsure about what they can burn, should contact Burnley Council and ask about recycling options available in their local area.

Alternatively visit www.lancsfirerescue.org.uk for further information.