Fire service plea as dry weather conditions continue
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people who are visiting the countryside to dispose of cigarettes carefully, not leave glass bottles lying around and not to light BBQs or fires on dry grass or moorland.
The service asks that if people are planning a bonfire or a garden waste fire to consider waiting until the prolonged hot spell is over, as it's easy for these types of fires to spread out of control when conditions are so dry.
The service would also like to remind people that starting fires deliberately is against the law. Wildfires tie up fire services resources meaning they are not available to attend other incidents; they also cause damage to local wildlife.
If you spot a wildfire call 999 and ask for the fire service.
This advice can also be found on the fire service's website at northyorksfire.gov.uk/communitysafety/outdoors/countryside