Thursday, 8 April 2010

Fire on Pule

On Tuesday evening a fire on Pule Hill started. These two photos of the fire were taken from our office near the Station in Marsden, and a bright glow can clearly be seen.

Our team of survey volunteers went out the next day to survey the damage and walk round the edge of the fire to determine how big it was. This photo shows the damage the fire caused. Luckily, it is just the top layer of vegetation that was damaged and not the peat underneath.

The map shows the area that the fire spread to, which was larger than we had imagined it would be.

The season for burning on the moors has now finished. If you see a fire on the moors, telephone 999 to let the fire brigade know. Fires can start easily, particularly in dry weather and can spread fast. Please be aware of this in the months ahead.