There are approximately 8,000 hectares of heathland in Dorset, and there have been 107 heathland wildfires each year over the last 10 years, on average.
These fires put people, property, wildlife and the habitat at risk. With many residential properties in close proximity to these areas, the potential for damage is heightened.
By following simple Firewise advice around your home and garden, you can reduce the risk of fire damage from a wildfire to your property.
See the Firewise Communities page for more information on how you can work as a community to reduce this risk.
You can also download our useful Firewise leaflet.