Bio-ethanol burners

Bio-ethanol burners are a decorative heat source. They  can be used both indoors and outdoors. Our advice is the same as for anything else where there is a naked flame - never leave them on unattended and keep them well away from anything which could catch fire.

Safety tips if you have a bio-ethanol burner

  • Always follow the manufacturer's guidelines and instructions.

  • Only use Bio-ethanol fuel in fireboxes and containers designed for the product.

  • Bio-Ethanol fuel is highly flammable and should be kept in containers tightly closed and away from any ignition sources.

  • Fireboxes and containers should always be placed on a stable surface and away from combustible materials.

  • Never add fuel to a burning fire or overfill a fuel container and never fill up a firebox fuel container that is still hot.

  • Keep children and pets away from fireboxes and fuel.

  • Extinguish all fires when leaving a room or before going to sleep.

  • Always use Bio-Ethanol fireboxes and containers in a well-ventilated room.

  • Regularly clean and check fuel containers for damage and never use a leaking one.

  • Clean away any fuel spills with a damp cloth and dry completely.

  • Keep your hands; hair and clothing well clear of any burning flames and fuel.

  • Always light Bio-ethanol fuel with an extended lighter or extra-long match. Never discard matches into the container.

How safe is your home?

Complete our online home safety check and you will get a personalised fire safety plan, which will offer advice on how to prevent fires in your home.

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Safe and well visit

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service offer a free 'Safe and Well Visit' for people who are aged over 65 and for people who are referred to us by partner agencies because they are considered to be at a particular risk.

Safe and Well Visits incorporate the traditional fire safety information (and smoke alarm fitting), but also offer additional advice on slips, trips, fall prevention and bowel cancer screening.

Book a Safe and Well Visit for over 65's

Last updated: Thursday 14 September 2017