Guide East Devon residents Coronavirus update - 17 April 2020

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16. Say no to sky lanterns

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service Community Safety and Prevention has issued  important information about the dangers of sky lanterns.
"It has been well publicised that people are being asked to buy sky lanterns, light them and set them free, in support of our NHS staff and amazing carers.
"PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS!
"Lanterns can easily cause a significant fire. A better, safer way to show your support is to stay at home!
"We do not recommend their use due to the fire hazards and risks they pose to property, crops, livestock and the community.
"Please support our NHS and carers by clapping and not requiring us to attend emergencies."