Causes of Heath and Grass Fires

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Details about the causes

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Instructions

As below copied from London Fire Brigade web site

Grass fires
Grass fires can be started deliberately or accidentally, but however they start they can cause huge damage to property and kill wildlife.

If you see a grass fire, don't attempt to put it out yourself as grass fires can travel very quickly and change direction without warning. Call the fire brigade and let us know where the fire is.

Causes
The most common causes of grass fires are discarded cigarettes, which if thrown from a car window can ignite dry grass verges
Another common way that these fires start is from glass bottles which can concentrate the suns rays onto dry grass and shrubbery

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