LOCHGELLY firefighters are making preparations to deal with the possible effects of the cancellation of major fireworks displays, like the Cardenden Community Bonfire, due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

Cowdenbeath Area Committee heard on Wednesday that this could lead to people holding their own ad-hoc events on open ground.

Councillors were told by Mike Youngson, the station commander at the Lumphinnans Road station, that the loss of such organised events as the Community Bonfire, normally held at Wallsgreen Park each November, may see people trying to set up their own unauthorised bonfires.

He said: "Around each Guy Fawkes night we are always on the look out for possible ad-hoc bonfires being built on open ground.

"But this could be much more likely this year with big displays like the one in Cardenden being cancelled due to the current restrictions.

"We will be keeping a lookout for small fires being built because these can cause dangerous situations developing with people looking to have their own bonfire and fireworks events.

"These could pose highly dangerous situations so it will be our intention to try and stop any such events developing."