Petition to ban barbecues following major fire

Wareham Forest Credit: Wareham Fire station

A campaign to ban the sale of disposable barbeques in Dorset has gained more than ten thousand signatures.

It follows the devastating fire in Wareham Forest two weeks ago which destroyed hundreds of hectares of heathland. Firefighters found disposable barbecues at the scene.

  • Hazel Pittwood launched the petition. She said "We have to take action to stop these fires happening year after year" as she called for a ban on disposable BBQs in Dorset.

The cause of the Wareham Forest fire is being investigated.