Wildfire prevention advice

This summer help protect Lancashire's country parks and countryside by preventing wildfires. Due to the dry weather small fires have the potential to become much bigger fires. Carelessness often causes these fires.

  • Do not discard cigarettes or matches whilst walking or driving through moorland or the countryside
  • Do not have BBQs in unauthorised areas and make sure it's cold before disposing of the contents
  • Do not start campfires in the countryside
  • Do not discard rubbish - litter such as reflective cans and glass can start fires 
  • If you live close to woodland or moorland do not burn off garden rubbish during hot weather
  • Report any evidence of illegal firesetting activity

What to do if you discover a fire

  • Do not tackle the fire
  • Move to a safe place and call the Fire Service on 999 immediately, provide as much detail as you can - size of fire, location and terrain