A series of blazes in the Peak District has prompted a call by officials for retailers to stop selling disposable barbecues.

The barbecues are being blamed for two recent fires in Bamford Moor and Swineshaw Reservoir in Derbyshire.

Park officials said the good weather and dry moorlands created “a perfect storm of conditions for fires”.

Shops in the park have been asked not to stock the barbecues amid fears the fires will become more frequent.

On Tuesday, firefighters and gamekeepers were continuing to dampen down the ground after a fire, which started on Bamford Moor on Saturday night.

Eyewitnesses blamed the cause on a discarded barbecue.

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