Nature reserve recovering from arson attack

Reed beds destroyed in a nuisance fire at a Workington nature reserve have started to grow back.

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Reed beds making "remarkable" recovery

Half of the reed bed was destroyed in the fire in April Credit: ITV News Border

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 reed beds are making a remarkable recovery after the wildfire Credit: ITV News Border

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