“Incredibly stupid”

Aug 19, 2022

People who are still using barbecues on open land have been branded “incredibly stupid” by one of the country’s leading wildfire advisors.

A disposable barbecue was seized by conservationists on Thursday on heathland near Christchurch in Dorset.

It comes after a huge fire, thought to have been started by a disposable BBQ and camp fire, at Studland last weekend.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service advisor, Andy Elliott said: “In the conditions we have, to have any kind of open fire is incredibly stupid and verging on reckless”.

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