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Reduce the risk of grass and moor fires

30th June 2015

Visitors to the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors are being asked to be particularly vigilant during this spate of warm weather to reduce the risk of moorland and grassland fires.  

Peter Hudson, Group Manager for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “It’s extremely important that visitors to the countryside take special care to prevent fire.

“We obviously want people to come and enjoy the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors but we would urge them to do what they can to help us prevent a fire from breaking out,” he said.

“Visitors should avoid lighting fires, and having barbecues on or near the moorland and should not discard cigarettes, matches or glass bottles.

“If you see a fire, you should report it quickly to the fire service so that they can take appropriate action.”

There are more tips on preventing fires in the countryside on this page of our website:

www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/communitysafety/outdoors/countryside

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