Following multiple fires that have had to be put out in recent weeks, the New Forest National Park Authority is calling on retailers across the Forest to remove disposable barbecues from sale and for a continued ban on fires and barbecues in the open countryside of the National Park.
Bonfires are now prohibited at allotments at Hightown Road and Southampton Road in Ringwood.
Even a fire as catastrophic as the recent one at Wareham Forest that devastated 220 hectares of forest and heathland hasn’t sent a big enough message to some people.
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) are reminding the public to stay vigilant because another amber wildfire alert is set to be in place this Bank Holiday weekend.
Detectives working with the fire service to investigate a large forest fire near Wareham have confirmed that the cause is not believed to be malicious.
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service still has around 100 firefighters tackling a huge heath fire affecting some 180 hectares of heath and woodland at Wareham Forest, which started yesterday afternoon (18 May).