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Police express caution over campfires


By David Porter

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Following a recent fire in a wooded area of Kingseat, Newmachar, Aberdeenshire, officers from the Garioch Community Policing Team would ask the public to be cautious when using naked flames or setting up campfires.

PC David Calvert from the Garioch Community Policing Team said "On, April 22 the fire service was called to the small wooded area beside Kingseat, Newmachar in relation to a fire.

"The fire was extinguished before taking hold, however was linked to a campfire.

"The public are asked to remember their responsibility when lighting fires in public areas in terms of the Outdoor Access Code.

"Due to the recent dry spell this is more prevalent for fires taking hold and spreading."



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