A RAT has asked people not to smoke or barbecue in green spaces as it showed shocking before-and-after images of a golf course devastated by the fire.
Seaford City Council has urged people to be “careful” as temperatures remain high and the wait for rain continues across the county.
The council shared before and after pictures of the Seaford Head Golf Course where a large fire broke out on August 6.
Four fire engines from the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service and two Land Rovers took part in the blaze, which is estimated to have spanned nearly five acres.
“What a difference two months can make,” said a community spokesman.
“There is no sign of the very dry weather ending and therefore there is a higher than average risk of fires breaking out.
“Please, everyone can be as careful as they can be when on Seaford Head Golf Course or any other ‘green’ space.
“We ask the public not to smoke or grill on the golf course and to be aware of the risks of glass or other materials that may cause fire or spread fire if it breaks out.”
The East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has advised people not to light open fires in the countryside, to extinguish cigarettes “properly” and not to throw them out of car windows.
The service also advised people to only use grills or campfires in “appropriate and safe areas,” never leave them unattended, and ensure grills are fully extinguished and cool before disposing of contents.
The Met Office recently confirmed that Sussex experienced the driest July on record.
And the Environment Agency put Sussex on drought status last week.
But a severe weather warning for Sussex has come into effect as the heatwave came to an abrupt end today.
The yellow weather warning issued by the Met Office came into effect from 10am today and will last through Tuesday.
Another yellow warning for thunderstorms will apply from 9am Wednesday until the end of the day.
The National Weather Service has warned of possible disruptions with up to 30mm of rain in an hour.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20657534.seaford-town-council-show-images-seaford-head-golf-course-fire/?ref=rss Seaford City Council shares images of Seaford Head Golf Course after fire