Heathland fire thought deliberate

Sep 1, 2022

Along with our partners in the fire service, Urban Heaths Partnership wardens responded to a fire at Winfrith Heath on Monday afternoon. It is thought the fire was deliberately set.

Sadly, 0.23 hectares of heathland was lost.

A reptile rescue was carried out Monday evening and the following morning, with 19 common lizards translocated to good habitat, including 3 juveniles. Unfortunately, 5 dead slow worms were also found, along with one common toad (pictured) who sadly didn’t survive.

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