Video: Vintage fire engine highlights the fire risks of smoking

A VINTAGE fire engine was stationed outside the Hildreds Centre, Skegness, drawing the attention of passers-by to raise awareness about the fire risks posed by smoking.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue brought Betsy the 1937 Leyland Cub engine to the town centre to coincide with National No-Smoking Day, today (Wednesday).

Fire fighter Nicky Shipston explained that approximately a third of all fires are started by discarded cigarettes, making the message a poignant inclusion in the nationwide campaign.

Along with colleagues Sally Cheethamn and John Bett, Nicky highlighted the dangers to passing members of the public and provided advice on how to stay safe.

With two thirds of fires in Lincolnshire starting in the kitchen, the fire fighters also issued guidance on how to avoid becoming a victim of domestic blazes.

Visitors taking on board the fire safety message were also encouraged to buy souvenirs raising funds for the Fire Fighters Charity.