BEACHGOERS are being urged to take extra care when lighting barbecues and bonfires after three fires within two hours of each other.

Firefighters were first called to a bin fire at Brighton Pier at 4.53pm on Saturday.

An East Sussex Fire and Rescue spokesman said a hose reel jet was used to extinguish the fire.

At 6.15pm, firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out a bin fire in Madeira Drive, Brighton.

Less than 15 minutes later, an “out of control bonfire” was put out in Romsey Close in Brighton.

The spokesman urged beachgoers and those enjoying the warm weather to think about where they will dispose of their barbeque before lighting it.

“East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service asks that people take extra care when having barbecues, bonfires and putting items which could cause a fire in bins,” he said.