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Fire risk remains in place for local heathlands


Date: 20th April, 2022

Another Amber wildfire alert has been issued for the Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service area for the coming weekend.

The warning means a higher-than-usual risk of a wildfire starting. Should such a fire happen, it could spread quickly and easily due to the warm, dry and breezy conditions.

As seen with the major incident at Wareham Forest in 2020, wildfires take a great deal of resources and time to bring under control, and cause devastation to heath, woodland and wildlife.

Group Manager Stu Gillion said: “With the school holidays still underway, and continued good weather, we know that people will be out and about, and we want to be sure that the local area stays as safe as it can be for everyone. If you’re visiting our heathlands, woodlands or countryside, please avoid having a campfire and take a picnic rather than use a disposable barbecue – just a few simple steps can make a real difference to preventing fire from starting.”

He added: “We’d also remind people to take care if having a barbecue or bonfire at home. All too often, we see property destroyed when an initially small fire suddenly gets out of control. Never leave a bonfire or barbecue unattended, and site them well away from fences, trees or buildings.”

Anyone enjoying the outdoors over the coming days is asked to follow these fire safety top tips:

More information on enjoying outdoors but staying fire safe can be found at www.dwfire.org.uk/safety-outdoors

 

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