Cornwall news Nature reserve destroyed by fire as animals 'flee in terror' UK news
PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - A local resident says he feels 'disgusted' by the fire which crews are still battling
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Many animals are thought to have perished in a major gorse fire at Bartinney Nature Reserve as crews continue to battle the flames. Pictures from local resident Martin Cavell show the scene of devastation as the fire ravages the landscape. Crews from St Just, Penzance, St Ives, Perranporth and Helston remain at the scene and the fire service has been inundated with calls as it can be easily seen by anyone within the Lands End vicinity. "A total of five appliances, two light support vehicles and a water carrier, crews are fighting a large fire on two separate fronts," Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service confirmed at 3.20pm. Nearby resident Mr Cavell said he believes the fire started last night, and has been burning ever since. He said he saw hordes of wildlife "fleeing in terror". "I am disgusted by the whole thing," said Mr Cavell. "It is a nature reserve. I witnessed skylarks, linnets, dunnocks, warblers and a short-eared owl all fleeing in terror and also saw voles escaping. Many adders and small mammals would have gone to ground and would have perished. "The Wildlife Trust officer was there and he was devastated at what he saw. "A fireman told me the fire started last night.
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. Whoever started this is, at best, irresponsible.
"Nature will reclaim it in a few years, that is true, but for now this wildlife habitat is barren." The gorse fire comes just days after 999 services and the Met Office issues a bank holiday warning. Last week Devon and Cornwall Police sent out an alert to residents in the region just a few weeks after a series of unexpected wildfires on Bodmin, Dartmoor and Exmoor shocked residents and saw large numbers of firefighters battle the often hard-to-reach blazes. The emailed alert noted how the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service Fire Service have announced the increased risk of wildfires across the region. They stated at the time: "A 'Yellow Warning' has been issued by the Natural Hazards Partnership that covers the next five days. The Met Office Fire Severity Index rises to 'High' on Thursday. We are returning to drier conditions as we move into April.
Bartinney Nature Reserve in west Cornwall has been destroyed by fire
"Most of the Southwest South and South East of England will be under a yellow wildfire alert for most of this coming week. This remains the case for the Easter bank holiday weekend. Some ignition's are likely, resulting in difficult to control wildfires. "Along with the warm temperatures and dry conditions the peak is likely to be Thursday/Friday and over the weekend after several dry days and with a possible influx of visitors." Read the full story here
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