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Risk of wildfires very high by the weekend


The Met Office Fire Severity Index shows the risk of wildfires on Ilkley Moor is now high, moving to very high at the weekend.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are reminding people to #bemooraware:


🔥 Don't be tempted to light a BBQ or fire on our countryside.

🚭 Never throw lighted cigarette ends onto the ground, or out of the window of vehicles.

☀️ Don’t leave glass bottles, they can magnify the sun’s rays and start a fire.

📱 If you see a fire or someone using a BBQ on the moorland - call 999 and ask for FIRE.



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