PEOPLE have been urged to be responsible by fire crews over the Bank Holiday weekend.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is asking people to be aware of their surroundings if they are out and about over the long weekend.

As restrictions around travelling to exercise were eased recently by the Government many members of the public will be keen to travel to enjoy West Yorkshire’s beauty spots.

The fire service tweeted that some of its fire engines struggled to get through due to parked cars.


It follows numerous moorland fires in our area, plus several occasions last weekend where fire engines were unable to pass due to people parking inconsiderately on narrow country lanes near to moorland.

Kirklees, Calderdale and Bradford Councils also have Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) in place which ban fires and barbecues on Council, National Trust and Yorkshire Water owned land.

Anyone found to be lighting a fire or barbecue will be given a fixed penalty notice of up to £150.