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Fire alert announced for North York Moors

The North York Moors National Park Authority has announced a fire alert due to recent dry weather. Credit: PA Images

The North York Moors National Park Authority has announced a fire alert due to recent dry weather.

As the fair conditions are set to continue over the weekend, fire risk warning signs have been put up on moorland sites to advise people how they can help, as any fire can spread quickly in the park.

Rangers are asking those who use the area to be extra careful. People are asked not to light fires, use a BBQ or throw cigarette ends and to report any fires they see quickly by dialling 999.

It is not unprecedented for fires to occur at this time and the majority of moorland fires can be prevented so we would urge people to take extra care when visiting the National Park while the fire risk signs are in place.

– Bernie McLinden, Senior Ranger