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Homemade garden fire protection system in France

A Connexion reader shares their solution to the threat of wildfires to their garden this summer

Using a combination of hoses, a reader creates a way to contain a small garden fire until the pompiers arrive on the scene Pic: HoleInTheBox / Shutterstock

After reading your recent article on drought crisis and wildfire threats, I thought I would pass on a project I undertook to contain a small garden fire until the pompiers arrive on the scene. 

Our house has six outside taps with garden hoses. 

I fitted all of them with quick release couplings of the same size. 

I also purchased coupling connectors so that I could connect several hoses together if needed, and added inexpensive plastic nozzles. 

This all worked so well that I did the same thing to my neighbours’ hoses. 

This is a simple, fast and cheap way to build the first line of defence in case of a fire. I hope you will pass it on to your readers. 

Connexion reader Allan Linhares, by email

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