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Homeowners can take simple steps to protect property from devastating wildfires

A new scheme has been launched in Dorset to help prevent homes being damaged or destroyed by heathland fires.

The aim of Firewise is to keep flames away from homes by using simple measures.

Our reporter Richard Slee went to the Alder Hills Nature Reserve in Poole - where firefighters had spent much of the weekend tackling a wildfire.

While no-one was hurt in the blaze, the incident illustrates how important it is to be aware of the potential dangers of wildfires.

Watch Richard's report: