Fire warning for pubs during the World Cup
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.”