Volunteers help put out the fires in woods near Snake Summit. Photo: Glossop MRT

Volunteers help put out the fires in woods near Snake Summit. Photo: Glossop MRT

Mountain rescue volunteers helped put out a fire started in the Peak District by unthinking visitors.

Glossop Mountain Rescue Team urged people to heed advice issued by the national park to prevent wildfires.

Team members were checking access areas on to moorland near the Snake Summit on Saturday when they came across National Trust staff trying to put out fires that were started when members of the public used barbecues in the area.

A Glossop MRT spokesperson said: “Despite numerous notifications to motorists entering the Peak District national park, these individuals clearly ignored the advice given.

“Team members gave a helping hand to quell the fires started in the Snake woodland area. This could have been a massive problem if it got a hold.”

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