Blaze in top soap increases arson awareness

As a result of the blaze that saw two people die and a number of buildings damaged in the episode of Emmerdale, shown on January 13, West Yorkshire firefighters were urging the general public to be aware of how to prevent arson.

The village where Emmerdale is filmed is located in West Yorkshire. The episode saw a pile of rubbish being set alight by an arsonist. The fire then got out of hand and resulted in it spreading to cottages situated close by.

The fire brigades are urging people to ensure that wheelie bins are located as far away from the building as possible, not over-filled and that piles of rubbish are not left where they could be used as a source of fuel for arsonists.

We would also recommend anti-arson letter boxes which prevent arsonists setting fire through letterboxes.

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