Home   News   Article

BBC presenter Megan McCubbin shares hope for future of Snettisham's reserve devastated by fire as West Norfolk Council thanks emergency services



More news, no ads

LEARN MORE


Following the major incident at Wild Ken Hill as fire devastated parts of the rewilding farm in Snettisham, it has been reported that a second fire had broken out yesterday.

West Norfolk Council issued a statement thanking emergency services for their response to the numerous calls that they have dealt with in the last couple of days.

They showed their gratitude by lighting up the Corn Exchange in red on the Tuesday Market Place last night.

Alive Corn Exchange on Tuesday Market Place was lit up in red to show gratitude to response of Norfolk Fire and Rescue services. MLNF-22PM07207
Alive Corn Exchange on Tuesday Market Place was lit up in red to show gratitude to response of Norfolk Fire and Rescue services. MLNF-22PM07207

Management at Wild Ken Hill are sadly expecting future fires to be occurring over the next couple of months due to the weather.

They will be releasing an official statement from Dominic Buscall, project manager at the site as soon as possible, and in the meantime he has posted on social media that some 33 hectare of habitat has been destroyed in the blaze, including reptiles, amphibians and rare nesting birds.

Megan McCubbin has also commented on the devastation of the fires at the nature reserve, as did Chris Packham, linked to West Norfolk by BBC's The Watches, who have followed progress at Wild Ken Hill for two years.

Alive Corn Exchange in Tuesday Market Place lights up red, as a response to the emergency services and the major fire incidents in West Norfolk in the last few days. MLNF-22PM07209
Alive Corn Exchange in Tuesday Market Place lights up red, as a response to the emergency services and the major fire incidents in West Norfolk in the last few days. MLNF-22PM07209
Wild Ken Hill has been devastated by fire with Norfolk Fire and Rescue called out to the major incident. Photo credit: Andrew Waddison/AWPR (58144235)
Wild Ken Hill has been devastated by fire with Norfolk Fire and Rescue called out to the major incident. Photo credit: Andrew Waddison/AWPR (58144235)
Wild Ken Hill has been devastated by fire with Norfolk Fire and Rescue called out to the major incident. Photo credit: Andrew Waddison/AWPR (58144239)
Wild Ken Hill has been devastated by fire with Norfolk Fire and Rescue called out to the major incident. Photo credit: Andrew Waddison/AWPR (58144239)

She said: "Wildlife is incredibly resilient, it absolutely can and will bounce back and the fantastic work that's done at Wild Ken Hill, it's a re-generating farming area, I mean it will support its wildlife and it will kind of come back and flourish again, I have no doubt about that."



This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More