Forest fires: Britain bursts into flames

Telegraph: Well, I suppose, if you wait long enough, a barbecue spring -- if not yet a summer -- will eventually turn up, like the number 11 bus. And it has arrived with a vengeance. Two years after the Met Office made its ill-fated prediction, and as these normally damp islands swelter in temperatures that have at times outstripped the Sahara, cookouts have been one of the causes of the wildfires that have set much of the country ablaze. Tinder-dry after months of low rainfall, our heaths, moors and forests......

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