In a real emergency call 999, state clearly your location and the situation.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service provides a wide ranging safety service to more than 890,000 people living and working within a 2,500 square mile area of the south east of Scotland.
Home safety visit
Arrange a free home fire safety visit from Scottish Fire and Rescue:
- phone 0800 0731 999
- text the word "FIRE" to 80800 from your mobile phone
- book online on the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service website
If you are burning garden waste you should take steps to avoid upsetting your neighbours, for example, by preventing them from opening windows, using their gardens, or hanging washing out. Smoke from garden bonfires can also contribute to local air pollution levels and can affect people with breathing problems.
It is wise to only burn dry material during suitable weather conditions and to keep the fire away from trees, fences and buildings, it is best not to burn bonfires if possible.