Wildfires have destroyed the forest that inspired Pooh's hundred acre wood

trending 27/02/2019

The UK has just had their hottest Febuary day ever recorded and sadely, that's come at a cost for everyone's favourite childhood forest.

Today, wildfires have ripped through East sussex and consumed Ashdown Forest.

The forest was the inspiration for Winnie THe Pooh's Hundred Acre wood in the books, written by A. A. Milne.

65 firefighters were called out to try control the fire after the fires spread across 200 metres of gorse and undergrowth.

 Speaking with Eastbourne Herald, A spokesperson for the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said:

"Wildfires in Nutley and Ashdown Forest now under control. Crews damping down for hot spots. Both incidents due to be scaled back at dusk.

Farm machinery used to create fire break and prevent spread. Advice given to those temporarily unable to gain access to property, no injuries."