Camp stove fire that sparked Derbyshire moorland blaze costs £250,000 to tackle
Date of alert:
Sunday, 24 July 2022
A massive wild fire started on Derbyshire moorland by trespassers unsing a camping stove has cost the fire service £250,000 to tackle.
Derbyshire Fire Service say they believe the fire in the Hope Valley area was started by careless individual(s) trespassing on moorland at Win Hill Edge, near Bamford, on Tuesday and using a camping stove.
A spokesperson for the Derbyshire Rural Crime Unit said: “This careless act has caused extensive damage to the ground, foliage and trees over several acres of moorland. The conservative cost to the Fire Service alone is estimated at £250,000.