A warning has been issued around bonfire safety from the fire service.

The fire service is reminding people that bonfires can 'easily' get out of control and have also issued a series of safety tips.

A spokesperson for Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Bonfires are very common in the summer, but they can get out of control very easily. If you do need to have a bonfire, we advise you to:

"Site bonfires well away from buildings, fences, trees & garden structures.

"-Have a garden hose to hand in case the fire starts to get out of control.

"Never use flammable liquids such as petrol or paraffin to start a bonfire.

"More advice can be found at www.dwfire.org.uk/bonfires-and-garden-safety"