‘Come on people’ – Derbyshire firefighters angry as more wildfires break out

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A string of fires has broken out in Derbyshire despite pleas to limit barbecuing and lighting camping stoves in open spaces. Derbyshire fire and rescue service attended several fires in Snake Woods off A57, in Bamford, at around 8. 04 pm on Sunday, August 28 and believes them to be caused by unattended campfires.

Glossop and Chapel fire crews attended an incident at around 8. 34 pm on August 27, near Kinder Reservoir. Here, they extinguished a campfire located at Mermaids Pool. The team also located a second seat of fire nearby, and crews used water backpacks and beaters to extinguish it.

Derbyshire fire and rescue service also reported on August 27 at 7.42 am that crews from Clowne had been called out to an unattended campfire on Worksop Road.

READ MORE: Huge Peak District blaze started by barbecues stretched Derbyshire firefighters to their limits

This comes after the team posted a plea on its Twitter account to the general public, asking people not to take portable BBQs or camping stoves into open spaces.

In a tweet posted on July 20 this year, it said: “Come on people, help us out here. You’ve seen the news and all the fires due to the heat so why would you think it’s acceptable to take a camp stove or portable bbq into open spaces when it’s tinder dry.

“Both were found at #WinHillEdge at #LadyBower where crews saw others barbecuing.”

The Derbyshire countryside has already been subjected to a number of fires caused by disposable barbecues, including the blaze at Win Hill, in the Peak District on July 19, which caused the county to nearly run out of fire engines.


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