REVEALED: The staggering number of wildfires across Lancashire in 2018

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Firefighters tackle the Winter Hill wildfires

The Winter Hill fire in Chorley took hundreds of man hours to put out while a nature reserve on the dunes in St Annes was ravaged by flames.

The number of fires in Lancashire in the last five years have been released publicly for the first time.

::Lancashire overall

May - July 2014 - 156May - July 2015 - 117May - July 2016 - 181May - July 2017 -175May - July 2018 - 535

Accidental 122Deliberate - others property 95Deliberate - own property 17Deliberate - unknown owner 138Not known 163Canal/riverbank vegetation 21Grassland, pasture, grazing etc 154Heathland or moorland 22Hedge 19Private/Domestic garden/allotment (vegetation not equipment/building) 44Railway trackside vegetation 8Roadside vegetation 71Scrub land 84Stacked/baled crop (incl manure heap) 7Standing crop 1Straw/stubble burning 5Tree scrub (includes single trees not in garden) 79Woodland/forest - broadleaf/hardwood 13Woodland/forest - conifers/softwood 7

::Preston

May - July 14 - 28May - July 15 - 9May - July 16 - 14May - July 17 - 26May - July 18 - 60

Accidental 14Deliberate - others property 7Deliberate - own property 0Deliberate - unknown owner 15Not known 24Canal/riverbank vegetation 2Grassland, pasture, grazing etc 24Heathland or moorland 0Hedge 1Private/Domestic garden/allotment (vegetation not equipment/building) 4Railway trackside vegetation 1Roadside vegetation 8Scrub land 12Stacked/baled crop (incl manure heap) 0Standing crop 0Straw/stubble burning 0Tree scrub (includes single trees not in garden) 7Woodland/forest - broadleaf/hardwood 1Woodland/forest - conifers/softwood 0

::Wyre

May - July 14 - 9May - July 15 - 5May - July 16 - 2May - July 17 - 11May - July 18 - 10

Accidental 6Deliberate - others property 1Deliberate - own property 1Deliberate - unknown owner 0Not known 2Canal/riverbank vegetation 1Grassland, pasture, grazing etc 1Heathland or moorland 0Hedge 1Private/Domestic garden/allotment (vegetation not equipment/building) 1Railway trackside vegetation 0Roadside vegetation 1Scrub land 1Stacked/baled crop (incl manure heap) 4Standing crop 0Straw/stubble burning 0Tree scrub (includes single trees not in garden) 0Woodland/forest - broadleaf/hardwood 0Woodland/forest - conifers/softwood 0

::Ribble Valley

May - July 14 - 6May - July 15 - 2May - July 16 - 6May - July 17 - 5May - July 18 - 14

Accidental 10Deliberate - others property 0eliberate - own property 0Deliberate - unknown owner 1Not known 3Canal/riverbank vegetation 1Grassland, pasture, grazing etc 4Heathland or moorland 4Hedge 1Private/Domestic garden/allotment (vegetation not equipment/building) 1Railway trackside vegetation 0Roadside vegetation 0Scrub land 0Stacked/baled crop (incl manure heap) 0Standing crop 0Straw/stubble burning 0Tree scrub (includes single trees not in garden) 1Woodland/forest - broadleaf/hardwood 1Woodland/forest - conifers/softwood 1

::Lancaster

May - July 14 - 11May - July 15 - 10May - July 16 - 28May - July 17 - 9May - July 18 - 35

Accidental 9Deliberate - others property 2Deliberate - own property 1Deliberate - unknown owner 13Not known 10Canal/riverbank vegetation 6Grassland, pasture, grazing etc 4Heathland or moorland 2Hedge 1Private/Domestic garden/allotment (vegetation not equipment/building) 1Railway trackside vegetation 0Roadside vegetation 11Scrub land 6Stacked/baled crop (incl manure heap) 0Standing crop 0Straw/stubble burning 0Tree scrub (includes single trees not in garden) 3Woodland/forest - broadleaf/hardwood 1Woodland/forest - conifers/softwood 0

::Fylde

May - July 2014 - 2May - July 2015 - 5May - July 2016 - 5May - July 2017 - 2May - July 2018 - 17

Accidental 10Deliberate - others property 2Deliberate - own property 4Deliberate - unknown owner 1Not known 0Canal/riverbank vegetation 0Grassland, pasture, grazing etc 4Heathland or moorland 1Hedge 2Private/Domestic garden/allotment (vegetation not equipment/building) 4Railway trackside vegetation 0Roadside vegetation 2Scrub land 0Stacked/baled crop (incl manure heap) 1Standing crop 1Straw/stubble burning 1Tree scrub (includes single trees not in garden) 1Woodland/forest - broadleaf/hardwood 0Woodland/forest - conifers/softwood 0

::South Ribble

May - July 14 - 12May - July 15 - 8May - July 16 - 12May - July 17 - 4May - July 18 - 25

Accidental 10Deliberate - others property 2Deliberate - own property 0Deliberate - unknown owner 7Not known 6

::West Lancashire

May - July 14 - 11May - July 15 - 13May - July 16 - 13May - July 17 - 27May - July 18 - 75

Accidental 8Deliberate - others property 18Deliberate - own property 2Deliberate - unknown owner 20Not known 27Canal/riverbank vegetation 0Grassland, pasture, grazing etc 21Heathland or moorland 0Hedge 1Private/Domestic garden/allotment (vegetation not equipment/building) 1Railway trackside vegetation 0Roadside vegetation 20Scrub land 7Stacked/baled crop (incl manure heap) 1Standing crop 0Straw/stubble burning 1Tree scrub (includes single trees not in garden) 21Woodland/forest - broadleaf/hardwood 1Woodland/forest - conifers/softwood 1