Viktor Riedly received a custodial term of one year in prison after a fire on Marsden Moor, that was so large, over 100 firefighters were needed to tackle it. Landowners, gamekeepers, the National Trust, the Local Authority and local community groups also worked at the scene.
West Yorkshire is a diverse landscape of towns, villages, countryside and moorland. Our moors are host to wildlife, are a natural store of global carbon and a leisure hotspot for walkers, fell runners and bikers.
Each year wildfire destroys thousand of hectares of our countryside, having significant effects on the economy, environment and social fabric of rural areas.