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Wildfire warning after heatwave is forecast


Date: 25th June, 2018

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people to take care around heathland and open spaces during this warmer weather

The heatwave the UK is expected to experience this week means a heightened risk of wildfires across Dorset & Wiltshire.

DWFRS Wildfire Tactical Advisor Andy Elliott said: “With a period of hot, dry weather being forecast, we would urge people to take real care when enjoying the sunshine in our beautiful countryside. If you do want a campfire or barbecue, please make sure that you’re in a safe area and that the ashes are fully extinguished and damped down before you leave. Large wildfires are thankfully rare but, when they do occur, they take a great deal of resources to bring under control, which impacts the availability of appliances for property fires and other emergencies. The damage to local wildlife is also significant, often destroying ecosystems that have taken years to build up.

Group Manager Richard Coleman added “Bonfires are also common in the summer months, we have recently dealt with a higher than normal number of fires involving BBQ’s and bonfires as they can get out of control very easily. If you are burning off garden waste in the garden please site any bonfire well away from buildings, fences, trees and garden structures and have a garden hose to hand in case the fire starts to get out of control. If a fire does get out of control, please call 999.

The Service has the following advice for enjoying the outdoors safely:

More information can be found at www.dwfire.org.uk/heath-fires

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