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Fears of wild fires in the West Country

  • by JW

Calls to ban disposable barbecues


Temperatures are continuing to rise – to dangerous levels:

UK Weather: Another health warning is issued as temperatures soar to 36C this week | Daily Mail Online

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.

Fire warning as new heatwave builds in tinder-dry conditions | The Independent

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.

CLA calls for immediate ban on sales of disposable barbecues • CLA

Disposable barbecue ban: Hot weather chaos sparks urgent demands for Brits to ditch BBQs | UK | News |

With one such example happening in the county only yesterday:

Brixham Fire Station calls for disposable barbecue ban after bin lorry fire in Devon | ITV News West Country

And there are fires happening even in the centre of the county town:

Wildfire breaks out on Exeter field as ‘wall’ of smoke seen on city skyline – updates – Devon Live

There are dangers across the West Country – with these fires happening earlier today:

Gloucestershire firefighters extinguished a “terrifying” grass fire in Didmarton on Sunday. Photo: Gloucestershire fire service

Crews called to field fires during hot weather – BBC News