Devon and Somerset Fire and Salvage Administration is asking individuals not to reserve fuel in light of the perils it presents.
It follows long stretches of individuals alarm purchasing petroleum and diesel in light of a dread a deficiency of HGV drivers would hit supplies at forecourts.
Individuals have been spotted filling water jugs, jars and different holders in the scramble for the siphons to guarantee their fuel supply doesn't run out.
Be that as it may, the fire administration is requesting that individuals shun doing this as fuel represents a critical fire peril.
"We exhort individuals not to store fuel and just purchase what you need. Putting away fuel at home or in your vehicle can be a fire danger," a help representative said.
"In case you are putting away fuel at home, kindly do as such securely and follow our recommendation."
Tips to remain protected with petroleum
* Don't smoke close to where your petroleum is put away.
* Ensure the compartment is firmly fixed.
* Consistently tap fuel in the outdoors (not inside a carport or shed).
* Utilize a pouring spout or pipe.
* In case clothing is sprinkled with fuel, change it right away.
The fire administration said petroleum fume can cause aggravation of the eyes, nose and throat, and in restricted spaces, it can cause unsteadiness and obviousness.
It likewise encouraged individuals to try not to swallow petroleum or diesel as though it tends to be deadly.
The fuel business has looked to console motorists, saying it expects the frenzy purchasing of petroleum and diesel to slow down, adding "there is a lot of fuel".
Armed force big hauler drivers are additionally on backup to convey fuel to where it is required most and console that provisions stay solid, the public authority said.