Lincolnshire firefighters urge people to take more care after spate of grass and rubbish fires during the continuing heatwave

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Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue has urged the public to take more care when disposing of lit materials after a spate of grass and rubbish fires in the ongoing heatwave - including some in Skegness.

A grass and rubbish fire on the beach off North Parade in Skegness was one of several such fires dealt with by the emergency services across the county last night (Friday).

The Skegness blaze was reported shortly before 6pm. It was extinguished using sand.

It follows another grass fire on the beach just one week ago.

There have also been small grass and rubbish fires at sites across the county.

And with grass tinder dry, little or no rain forecast, and temperatures continuing to remain high, people are being urged to take more care.

Adressing their Twitter followers last night, a spokesperson for Lincs Fire & Rescue said: “The heatwave continues! Please remember to be extra careful with BBQs and extinguish cigs properly so you don’t cause an accidental fire!”