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...
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.