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Clipstone forest fire started at 'careless' illegal campsite

The fire in Clipstone.
The fire in Clipstone.

Firefighters are warning about the dangers of handling lighting materials after a fire was started at an illegal campsite at a Clipstone forest.

The fire which covered 200 square metres of forest was tackled by crews from Mansfield and Edwinstowe, today, Wednesday, July 25.

Firefighters have called the campsite careless.

Firefighters have called the campsite careless.

A fire and rescue spokesman said: "Careless handling of lighting materials was the cause - whilst probably under the influence of alcohol at this make shift illegal campsite. Think about the impact this can cause."

Images from Mansfield fire.

Images from Mansfield fire.

Firefighters believe the fire started at the campsite.

Firefighters believe the fire started at the campsite.