Dublin Fire Brigade warn students of dangers of burning books following exams
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Dublin Fire Brigade warn students of dangers of burning books following exams

The fire and rescue service for the country's capital has said books left burning can lead to bushfires.

It's often a tradition for students finished their Junior Cert and Leaving Cert exams to start a fire to burn their copies and books, signifying a momentous occasion of the end of their studies.

This tradition, while often a ritual looked forward to by students has been advised against by Dublin Fire Brigade.

Firefighters working for the service uncovered fire in a grassy area and had to extinguish the burning mess left behind.

The fire brigade took to Twitter to warn against larger fires that could put the lives of others in danger: "Some students see burning their books as a tradition when they finish school.

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"It’s a bit silly, you could just pass them on… Setting fires like this, especially in dry weather, could lead to larger grass/bush fires. Not smart," they added.