SFRS issues grass and woodland fire safety warning

02 July 2019

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On 28 June 2019, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) reported that grass and woodland fires in Scotland had quadrupled over the past year. During a two-month period last summer, close to 2,500 fires affecting grassland, woodland and crops were recorded by firefighters across the country. The figure is an increase on the previous year’s figure of 624 blazes between June and August 2017.

SFRS has published safety information to assist the public to avoid fire risk, and provided regionalised totals of the June to August 2018 fires.

Source: SFRS, 28 June 2019