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Midlands Gardaí Removing Material Stockpiled For Bonfires

The Fire Service is also warning about burning certain items.

Explosive and hazardous materials like aerosols, batteries and fireworks do not belong in a bonfire.

That's the message from Laois Fire Service ahead of Halloween this Saturday.

They're reminding people that bonfires are actually illegal, but for those who persist to stay safe and report any dangerous fires.

Senior Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Shay Brennan says there are a number of items that are definitely not safe to burn in a fire:

Midlands gardaí are also targetting the stockpiling of bonfire material as part of Operation Tombola.

A large volume of wooden pallets and a fridge were disposed of in Mountmellick this morning.

Gardaí are asking people to report incidents of stockpiling material, and reminding the public not to organise gatherings in light of the covid-19 situation.

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