Calls to ban disposable barbecues
Temperatures are continuing to rise – to dangerous levels:
And we are being warned about the dangers of wildfires breaking out:
The conditions have left the countryside, as well as urban parks and gardens, extremely dry, raising the risk of more devastating wildfires, with rivers, groundwater and reservoirs at low levels.
With the Country Land and Business Association issuing an urgent warning:
The CLA is issuing a call to all major retailers to issue an immediate ban on the sale of disposable barbecues, in an effort to mitigate the risk of further wildfires causing havoc in the countryside this summer.
With one such example happening in the county only yesterday:
And there are fires happening even in the centre of the county town:
There are dangers across the West Country – with these fires happening earlier today: