FRESH warnings have been issued for people to take extra care on the Quantock Hills following a spate of fires in recent days.

The Quantock Hills AONB says that despite messages and patrols by rangers and police, Nether Stowey fire station have been called out to several fires on the hills and in Ramscombe in recent days.

One of the bigger fires damaged an area of land near Dead Woman's Ditch on Monday night.

The news comes after police were forced to intervene after 12 families flouted the rules at the weekend to light barbecues at Greatwood on the Quantock Hills.