Nature reserve recovering from arson attack
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.
Dog walkers at a nature reserve in Workington have been told to keep their animals under control.
Siddick Ponds reserve was devastated by a fire last week - which is thought to have been started deliberately.
So much of the reedbeds and grassland were destroyed that birds are now having to nest in different areas.
Naturalists say that the breeding season could be ruined if dogs frighten the birds from their nests.
Nuisance fires continue in west Cumbria
Fire fighters from across west Cumbria attended a wildlife fire last night (9th April) which engulfed the Siddick Pond Nature Reserve.
The Reserve is a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the species that live in its wetlands habitat.
The fire is being treated as suspicious.