Following the recent spell of dry weather, there is an increased risk of fires taking hold. Last weekend, a fire was lit in reedbeds at Far Ings National Nature Reserve. It’s thought that the fire was started by a wild camper and got out of control. Fortunately, the fire brigade were able to respond quickly and extinguish it before too much damage was done.
At Gibraltar Point, a disposable barbecue set fire to the surrounding vegetation. The fire had already gone out when it was found by a visitor but these incidents have raised concerns for the nature reserves across the county. And at Greetwell Hollow nature reserve, the fire brigade have already been called out to three incidents.