BBQs and camp fires are only permitted in limited areas. Check first.
Be careful with naked flames and cigarettes. Only use BBQs where signs state they are allowed. Always put your BBQ out, make sure the ashes are cold and dispose of them responsibly. Fires can be as devastating to wildlife and habitats as they are to people and property.
Controlled fires are used by some land managers to manage vegetation, particularly on heaths and moors between 1 October and 15 April. Call 999 if you see an unattended fire.
Do you know what to do if you spot a wildfire in the countryside? 🔥
Follow advice from @ForestryComm’s wildfire expert Rob Gazzard to protect yourself and others ⬇️
— Natural England (@NaturalEngland) July 15, 2022
The risk of #wildfire is very real 🔥
With dry weather and summer temperatures predicted to increase, our natural spaces are vulnerable to damage.
— Natural England (@NaturalEngland) May 13, 2022
This week the Fire and Rescue Service have received thousands of calls due to the dry conditions.
Remember just one spark can cause a fire.
— Natural England (@NaturalEngland) July 20, 2022
BBQs increase the risk of wildfires 🔥
Discarded ash can lead to devastating damage. Only have BBQs at home or where signs allow them.
If you see a fire unattended in the countryside, get to a safe place and call 999.
— Natural England (@NaturalEngland) April 30, 2022
With warm weather expected in SE England this weekend, the risk of #wildfire is higher.
❌ Don’t light fires in the countryside
⚠️ Only have BBQs where signs permit
🚮 Take your rubbish home with you
— Natural England (@NaturalEngland) April 15, 2022