Fire warn­ing for pubs dur­ing the World Cup

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - UK & World Update -

PETER­BOR­OUGH pubs show­ing the World Cup foot­ball have been warned to take fire safety even more se­ri­ously than usual.

Cam­bridgeshire Fire and Res­cue fear that flammable items, such as plas­tic bunting and flags that have been used to dec­o­rate pubs for the com­pe­ti­tion, could be a “dis­as­ter wait­ing to hap­pen”.

They are urg­ing pubs to keep dec­o­ra­tri­ons away from can­dles and lights.

They have also warned bars to take note of their max­i­mum le­gal ca­pac­ity, and are ad­vis­ing the use of tick­ets or click­ers to gauge how many are in the premises.

Giles Grainger, fire pro­tec­tion of­fi­cer, said: “It will be won­der­ful to see the peo­ple of Peter­bor­ough com­ing to­gether to cel­e­brate the World Cup.

“But his­tory has taught us the tragic con­se­quences of ne­glect­ing fire safety.”

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