Amber alert for wildfires in Dorset

There is an amber alert for wildfires in Dorset this weekend, the fire service has warned.

This means that if a wildfire breaks out it could spread quickly and easily due to the dry and windy conditions.

A blaze at Wareham Forest earlier in the year damaged 550 acres of land, much of which is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Members of the public are being urged not to have campfires and ensure cigarettes are put out properly.

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