Help prevent moorland fires

During any prolonged period of very dry, hot weather there is a significant increase in the risk of wildfires on Dartmoor. Moorland vegetation can become extremely vulnerable to fires which could spread very quickly and could be devastating to the landscape, especially ground nesting moorland birds.

Wildfires also put livestock and members of the public at risk.

To reduce the risk of fire, please observe the following:

  • Do not use of portable barbeques or camping stoves
  • Do not discard cigarettes, matches or lighters
  • Be aware that glass bottles left on the ground can cause fires to start
  • Take notice of any advisory or warning signs
  • Follow directions from National Park Rangers and the emergency services

During periods of increased risk our Rangers and Voluntary Wardens will be undertaking additional patrols and providing advice to the public.

If you see anything suspicious please phone the police on 101.

In the event of seeing a fire, please report it quickly to the fire service on 999 with the location, so that they can take action.