'Do not do this!': Police in Yorkshire issue urgent warning to stop using sky lanterns
Police in Yorkshire have issued an urgent warning to avoid using sky lanterns.
South Yorkshire Police used social media to warn the public of the dangers of using the lanterns as tributes or in support of amazing carers.
The force posted: "We've heard that people are being asked to buy sky lanterns and set them off, in support of our amazing carers.
"PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS!
"These lanterns could cause a significant fire.
"A better, safer way to show your support is to stay at home!
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