Beach and Dune fires threaten safety of beach
users and local residents
OVER Easter a spate of fires have taken place on the
dune system and in the pinewoods, across the Sefton Coast. Ranger services
and also the Fire and Police are reminding people not to light fires on the
beach, dunes and in the pinewoods. It might seem ok for example to light a
fire on the beach, but not only is it a danger well after you have gone for
others, but it is a criminal office! Plus lighting fires on the dunes and
in the woods can and often does course major issues for wildlife and also can
easily set fire to the area around, even when you think you have put the fire
So please do not light fires, as you can be prosecuted if you do!
Thankfully this fire, that happened in Formby Pinewoods' on Easter Monday, was
able to be put out by Merseyside Fire and Rescue before it took hold. Sadly it
did damage the area and it can take quite a long time for the fragile
environment to recover. If you spot any fires, please call:- 999 and
alert the fire service before they get a chance to spread.