Firefighters were called out this morning to a fire amongst trees and undergrowth to the rear of L’Horizon Hotel in St Brelade’s Bay.
It is believed the fire started as youths had been seen lighting a small camp fire the previous evening, although it is not thought to have been deliberate.
Just after 05:00, firefighters attended the fire after a member of the public called in, having spotted trees alight in the woods adjacent to Mont Gras D’Eau.
The fire started in the undergrowth and spread to trees and bushes, with the site containing many derelict Victorian follies.
Mont Gras D’Eau was closed while firefighters spent two hours dampening down the area.
A Fire Service statement read: “The fire is not being treated as deliberate and it is thought that the fire most likely initiated in the undergrowth after youths had entered the area the previous day and lit a small camp fire. The public are reminded to avoid lighting fires in very dry weather and if using disposable bbq’s to quench the coals with plenty of water before discarding them appropriately.”
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