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There has been an increase in the number of fire claims related to barbecues, firepits, bonfires and the burning of garden waste

Insurer reveals 29% spike in garden-fire claims during lockdown

David Fowkes, Head of Household Underwriting at Admiral, said: “Over the course of the three lockdowns in the UK since the pandemic began, we’ve seen a 29% increase in the number of fire claims related to barbecues, firepits, bonfires and the burning of garden waste compared to the same time period in the previous year.

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