Hot weather wildfire warning issued

11:57 03 July 2014

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People who are heading out and about in the countryside in the current hot weather are being asked to be vigilant to help reduce the risk of wildfires.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service says that dry ground in the summer means there is an added risk of a fire starting, although care needs to be taken at all times.

The service is asking people to be mindful of the impact and damage that a wildfire has on the environment.

Among its advice, the service says that open fires in the countryside should be avoided, and that cigarette ends should be extinguished properly and not thrown on the ground, or out of car windows.

Barbecues should only be used in sensible and safe areas, and never left unattended, and bottles or glass should not be left in woodland, in case sunlight shining through the glass starts a fire.

If a fire is seen in the countryside, it should be reported to the fire service immediately.

The service also advises that the public should not tackle fires that can’t be put out with a bucket of water, instead leaving the area as quickly as possible.

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