Nature Reserve fire latest in arson attacks

The area is a site of special scientific interest because of the wildlife it supports Credit: ITV News Border

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.

Half of the reed bed has been destroyed Credit: ITV News Border

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