Michael Eavis

Fire service campaigns on risks of Chinese lanterns

Devon and Somerset's fire and rescue service has spoken about its campaign on the dangers of Chinese lanterns following the huge fire at a recycling plant in Smethwick in the West Midlands on Monday (1 July) which is believed to have been started by a lantern.

In a statement, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said that it "has been campaigning on the dangers of flying lanterns...

Chinese lanterns are banned at Glastonbury Festival

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service have joined up with Michael Eavis to remind the public that Chinese lanterns are banned from the Glastonbury Festival.

A spokesperson for the fire service said: "Chinese lanterns look spectacular but create a very real fire risk. Once launched there is no control over where they might land and can cause fires and harm livestock.