As millions of people look forward to the Royal Wedding, London Fire Brigade has been offering advice to people on how to ensure their celebrations go smoothly.

London Fire Brigade has issued three Royal Wedding safety tips which will reduce the risk of serious fires.

Royal Wedding fire safety tips:  

1. Take care if you're cooking a meal, especially if you're planning on having a few drinks. It's all too easy to leave a pan on in the kitchen, especially if you're distracted by the wedding on the TV, but please remember that unattended cooking accounts for more fires in people's homes than anything else.
2. If you're having a barbecue make sure you don't leave it unattended, not only will you burn your sausages but you'll also run the risk of causing a serious fire. Also, please remember it's never a good plan to light your barbecue too close to sheds, fences or trees.
3. If you're hanging up bunting or flags in your home, why not check your smoke alarm whilst you're at it? Over half the people who died in fires last year did not have a working smoke alarm.

London Fire Brigade also recommends people do not leave rubbish lying around after their street parties. Rubbish can be an easy target for would-be arsonists and increases the risk of serious fires being started which can easily spread to homes and surrounding buildings.

Posted: 1235pm, 28.04.11,