Revellers cause yet another fire at Milton Keynes nature reserve

Firefighters were called out this morning to deal with another fire at Bletchley's Blue Lagoon.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 12:47 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 12:48 pm

The blaze, which was spotted at 9.45am in a wooded area, was caused by litter and rubbish left behind by people visiting the scenic area.

It is the fourth time fire crews have been called out to the Blue Lagoon during lockdown. Last year they dealt with three incidents in nine weeks between April and June.

Each time the flames and smoke caused damage to wildlife and their habitats.

Firefighters were called to the Blue Lagoon this morning

The nature reserve was created from clay pits from a former brickworks site and the surrounding woodland to be a haven for wildlife.

It is home to foxes, grey squirrel, muntjac deer, rabbits, grass snakes and Great Crested Newts as well as rare bird species including willow warblers, whitethroats, woodpeckers and grasshopper warblers.

The Blue Lagoon gets its name from the water in its largest and deepest pit, which turns a magnificent shade of blue in the right light.

The Blue Lagoon is a haven for wildlife