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Marsden Moor fires: Fire crews tackle three BBQ fires at the weekend

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Marsden Moor fires: Fire crews tackle three BBQ fires at the weekend

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Wednesday, 2 March 2022

West Yorkshire Police

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service attended a BBQ which had been lit by a group in a campervan next to moorland on Mount Road, Marsden, a BBQ on New Hey Road in Scammonden, and a third BBQ incident at Brun Clough car park on February 27.

Following the improved weather, fire crews are reminding people that lighting BBQs or fires on moorland can come with a prison sentence, as well as destroying the countryside.

Partners of the #BeMoorAware campaign are reminding people about the ban on flammable objects on moorland, almost one year on from a fire caused by a single firework on Marsden Moor. The incident took more than 100 firefighters three days to extinguish, cost more than £500,000, and resulted in a custodial sentence for the perpetrator.

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