Conflicting advice sparks warning over storing fuel

Fire service urge members of the public to think of their own safety at all times.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service is urging members of the public against storing large amounts of fuel over safety fears.

The fire service has called for people to focus on their own safety at all times and avoid storing large amounts of fuel in domestic garages or other buildings.

Chief fire officer Lee Howell said: “Public safety is our overriding concern. We would like to remind people to focus on their own safety at all times.”

The fire service has issued the following advice to those considering storing fuel:

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Do not fill containers over the capacity stated on the label

Avoid storing fuel inside a domestic premises or anywhere that is attached to a building used as a dwelling

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Clean up spills immediately

Keep storage areas well ventilated and secure

You can store up to 30 litres of petrol in two appropriate 10 litre metal containers and two appropriate five litre plastic containers.

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