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Fire Service advice after fire involving solar panels

Crews attended a fire in an outbuilding with solar panels.

A spokesperson for Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said:

‘On 25 June we attended an incident involving an out building with solar panels involved in fire.

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© Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

‘It was in Harby, near Melton Mowbray.

‘This was a make up call along with a number of other crews from Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire.

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‘Did you know that regular maintenance of your solar panels not only maximises their efficiency but also ensures safety for your home and our firefighters?

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© Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

‘We would like to share a few tips on how you can keep your solar panels in top shape:

1. **Regular Inspections**: Check your panels for damage or debris. Look for cracks, dirt buildup, or loose connections.

2. **Professional Cleaning**: Schedule professional cleaning to avoid electrical hazards and maintain panel efficiency.

3. **Clear Surroundings**: Keep the area around your panels free from flammable materials like dry leaves or branches.’

 

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© Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

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