National Trust site issues another fire warning after damage to trees

PUBLISHED: 10:23 02 August 2018

The fire caused damage to the base of one of its veteran trees. Picture: Leigh Woods

The fire caused damage to the base of one of its veteran trees. Picture: Leigh Woods

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A National Trust site has had to deal with another fire which nearly ‘got out of hand’ on Thursday.

The fire caused damage to the base of one of its veteran trees. Picture: Leigh WoodsThe fire caused damage to the base of one of its veteran trees. Picture: Leigh Woods

Leigh Woods, in Valley Road, had to tackle a camp fire which spread down the bank in Nightingale Valley and caused damage to the base of one of its veteran trees.

It took staff members more than two hours to put the blaze out.

The site issued a public warning last month after a hollow tree at View Point was completely burnt to the ground.

MORE: Trees destroyed at National Trust site due to fires.

The fire caused damage to the base of one of its veteran trees. Picture: Leigh WoodsThe fire caused damage to the base of one of its veteran trees. Picture: Leigh Woods

A spokesman for Leigh Woods said: “It was fortunate we were around to deal with it, otherwise this could easily have got out of hand.

“The person who had set the fire was very shaken by the experience and surprised at how quickly it got beyond his control.

“Many thanks to all the people who have reported fires to us.”

Visitors are reminded to ring 01179 731645 and leave a message if they see a fire having been lit.

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