Fire chief’s warning on drink-driving

CAMBRIDGESHIRE Fire and Rescue has issued a fresh warning about the dangers of drink-driving after reporting a busy Christmas period. Fire crews were called out to around 180 incidents across the county between Friday, December 22 and Wednesday, December

CAMBRIDGESHIRE Fire and Rescue has issued a fresh warning about the dangers of drink-driving after reporting a busy Christmas period.

Fire crews were called out to around 180 incidents across the county between Friday, December 22 and Wednesday, December 27, nine of which were house fires, including a chimney fire in Reach.

Crews also attended nearly 30 traffic collisions, prompting a warning from deputy chief fire officer Lawrie Booth.

"We remind people not to drive after drinking alcohol," he said.


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"Cutting people out of cars who have serious injuries or have not survived, is not a pleasant thing to have to do at any time of the year but at Christmas and New Year it can be particularly distressing - please do take care on the roads.

He added: "We urge the public to continue to take care with their celebrations. A few simple precautions can be taken to make sure you have a safe but enjoyable time. Ensure you have a working smoke alarm and do not remove the batteries to use on any Christmas gifts that need them.

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