A CREW from Ferndown Fire Station were called to small fires started by large group of youths.

The fires were on King George V fields and Ferndown common.

Ferndown Fire Station tweeted saying: “This is not acceptable at the best of times and certainly not in the current COVID19 situation.

“Parents please keep your kids in!”

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said it was called at 9.43pm on Thursday, March 26 to a report of a fire near to the King George V Pavilion in Ferndown.

Officers attended, along with the fire service, and spoke to a group of young people who were in the area. No arrests were made.

The fire was extinguished a short time later at around 10.15pm. There were no reports of any injuries.