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Reed beds which were destroyed in the arson attacks at Siddick Pond Nature Reserve in April appear to be recovering extremely well.
More than half of the reed beds were set alight during a spate of nuisance fires and there were fears that they would be unable to recover from such devastation.
However, chairman of the nature reserve, Bill Bacon, is impressed with the regrowth:
"It has been really remarkable how nature has bounced back.
"We still have a long way before we are back to full strength but next year we are confident all the animals and birds who fled the fire will return."
The large fire at the Siddick Pond Nature Reserve, near Dunmail Park on Maryport Road, spread along reed beds and gorse.
As a result, many birds were displaced during the sensitive nesting season.
However, there is now good news for the Friends of Siddick Pond as the reed beds have grown to around a foot high.
Chairman Bill Bacon says he thinks they will be fully re-generated by next spring.
Siddick Pond is owned and managed by Allerdale District Council with a little help from the Friends group.
Reed beds destroyed in a nuisance fire at a Workington nature reserve have started to grow back.
Siddick Pond was badly damaged in April during a spate of arson attacks on several pieces of grassland in west Cumbria.
More than 40 firefighters spent over three hours tackling the blaze at the site of special scientific interest.