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Wildfire fears still high as gamekeepers report increase in careless behaviour since lockdown easing

1 month ago   |   By Press and Journal

Gamekeepers say they have seen an increase in the type of “careless behaviour” that can lead to wildfires since lockdown began.
A string of such blazes have swept across stretches of the north and north-east countryside in the first half of this year, placing huge demands on the emergency services.
But gamekeepers and estate managers fear people are still not taking the correct precautions when accessing hills and moors in the hot weather.
Tim Baynes, moorland director at Scottish Land and Estates said: “Each year we are witnessing more and more wildfires occurring on moorland and...
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