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Country Park fire hazard

A warning has been issued about the dangers of lighting fires in Witham Way Country Park after a bench was damaged over the weekend.

The fire-scorched bench at Witham Way Country Park

Wood stored at the park for a job was scavenged to light a fire which scorched a seat.

Cllr Yvonne Gunter, Boston Borough Council's portfolio holder for parks and open spaces, said: "Fires should never be started in the park in any circumstances, and especially not when the weather has been as dry as it has been of late when grass, shrubs and trees could spread flames quickly leading to a dangerous out-of-control blaze."

She said police has been told of the incident and would be keeping an eye on the park. Cllr Gunter appealed for anyone seeing someone starting a fire to report it to police.