Disposable barbecue starts moorland fire just days after huge Marsden blaze
On Wednesday, firefighters attended a large fire in a West Yorkshire moorland.
When they arrived they noticed a disposable barbecue still smoking, which had set the surrounding area alight.
The barbecue had been lit despite UK 'lockdown' measures in place urging people to stay in their homes to help fight the coronavirus.
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Despite the current measures in place regarding Coronavirus AND us asking people to BeMoorAware today we attended a large fire in the open.
"On arrival Firefighters noticed a disposable barbecue still smoking, with the surrounding area alight.
"Luckily on this occasion we were able to extinguish the fire quickly, but this could have resulted in another large incident & required multiple resources.
"PLEASE #BeMoorAware & act responsibly when in the countryside & remember it is an offence to have a BBQ/Fire at locations across W.Yorkshire."
On Monday, a mile long fire broke out on Marsden Moor.
It required fifteen fire crews to extinguish the blaze.