Firefighters issue warning after tackling ‘abandoned camp fire’ in Matlock woods

An abandoned camp fire that had to be put out by firefighters in Matlock has triggered a warning from the Service.

Saturday, 29th June 2019, 12:02 pm

Crews from Matlock were called to the camp fire, in Farley Woods, at around 9am this morning (Saturday, June 29).

They used two water backpacks to extinguish the fire.

A spokesman for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue said: “Please only have campfires in approved areas to help prevent accidental fire spread in open areas.”

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Camp fires should only be held in approved areas as they can quickly spread.