BBQ blamed for major forest fire

BBQ blamed for major forest fire

Published by Maria Greenwood at 7:17am 27th April 2020.

It's thought a large fire at Puddletown Forest was started by someone having a BBQ.

10 fire engines were called out yesterday afternoon, from Dorchester, Weymouth, Wimborne, Poole, Hamworthy, Blandford and Swanage.


A large area of gorse and heath were destroyed in the blaze, which would have also killed wildlife.


Fire at Puddletown Forest

A spokesman from Wareham Fire Station said:

"Please follow government guidance and only go outdoors when necessary.

"This will help us and prevent these damaging, resource intensive fires starting on Dorset heaths."


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It's thought the fire was started by a BBQ.
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