Brimham Rocks wildfire: Photos show shocking damage to National Trust beauty spot in Yorkshire after blaze
Date of alert:
Wednesday, 23 March 2022
North Yorkshire Police
An area of moorland at popular National Trust beauty spot Brimham Rocks, near Pateley Bridge, has been damaged in a wildfire.
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service shared images of the damage to a 50m x 50m area of the site after the fire broke out on Tuesday afternoon.
The statement read: "Fire engines from Harrogate and Knaresborough attended a wildfire measuring 50m x 50m at Brimham Rocks near Pateley Bridge. Fortunately they managed to get this under control and prevented the fire from spreading. Cause is unknown.
"If you are visiting the countryside, please take care as the ground is very dry. Dry ground means there’s an added risk of a fire starting. Follow these tips to reduce the chance of a wildfire in the countryside.
"Extinguish cigarettes properly and don’t throw cigarette ends on the ground. Take your litter home. Never throw cigarette ends out of car windows. Avoid using open fires in the countryside.
"Don’t leave bottles or glass in woodland - sunlight shining through glass can start fires (take them home and recycle them). Only use barbecues in a suitable and safe area and never leave them unattended. If you see a fire, report it to the fire service immediately
"Don’t attempt to tackle fires that can’t be put out with a bucket of water - leave the area as quickly as possible."