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Warning following Dudley nature reserve fire

Firefighters are warning people about the dangers of deliberately starting a fire in open areas following a blaze at a Black Country nature reserve.

The fire at Saltwells Nature Reserve. Picture: @WMFSDudley via Twitter

Three crews from Dudley and Haden Cross fire stations were called to Saltwells Nature Reserve on Friday night(27) to tackle a bush fire.

People were advised to avoid the nature reserve in Dudley, and fire chiefs have now urged people to report suspicious activity to the police.

A West Midlands Fire Service spokesman sad: "Whilst this fire is now dealt with, the damage fires can cause to open areas can be massive, and it often takes a lot of resources to get it under control.

"Arson is a crime. If you see someone deliberately setting a fire, report it to fire and police immediately."