Firefighters in Southern England Extinguish Wildfire Caused by Portable BBQ

At least 50 firefighters were enlisted to put out a wildfire caused by a portable BBQ in Wareham, UK, on Sunday, June 26, officials said.

This footage posted to Twitter by the Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service shows the damage caused by the fire. According to local reports, approximately a hectare of grassland, heath, and gorse was impacted by the blaze.

The Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service urged residents to take caution when cooking outdoors. “This incident – the damage, wildlife affected & time spent putting it out – could have been avoided,” the fire service wrote in a caption accompanying the footage. Credit: Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service via Storyful

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