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Bonfire and firework safety

Lancashire Fire and Rescue service can provide safety information about:

  • Where to site a bonfire
  • What you can and cannot burn
  • How to check a fire is safe before lighting it
  • What the person in charge of the fire should do
  • Storing fireworks safely
  • Lighting fireworks safely
  • How to keep children safe
  • Looking after your pets on bonfire night 

Find information about firework safety (external link) and bonfire safety (external link)

Things you definitely don't do!

  • Never try to re-ignite malfunctioning fireworks
  • Never give ANY firework item to small children
  • Never throw fireworks at another person
  • Never carry fireworks in your pocket
  • Never shoot fireworks from metal or glass containers.
  • Never experiment, modify, or attempt to make your own fireworks

Keep children well away from fireworks, and never let a child handle or light one. Even sparklers can be dangerous if unsupervised! Do not give sparklers to a child under five. Make sure that children are aware of the dangers.