FIREFIGHTERS are urging people to dispose of barbecues in a safe and sensible way following a fire at a Staffordshire beauty spot.
The blaze at Main Road, in Milford, broke out when a disposable barbecue tray was thrown into the undergrowth.
Station manager Neil Pedersen said: "This could have devastating consequences on wildlife as well as the public and firefighters who are tackling the blaze. I would urge people to think before they act and to ensure these items are disposed of safely and sensibly." manner."