If you can smell burning, particularly if you don’t know what’s causing it, it’s vital you dial 999 immediately.
Just because you can see it, doesn’t mean it won’t get out of control. Even if for some reason you don’t feel like it’s an emergency or not worth our time, trust us, it is!
Always dial 999 when there a smell of burning, or a fire, no matter how small.
For more details about reporting emergencies to us, please see our emergencies page.