We may only be around half way through April but already six major wildfires have taken hold of Surrey and Hampshire's leafy commons and nature reserves.
Four of the six blazes happened in the space of six days, in total destroying more than 16 hectares of heath land, gorse and trees.
The prospect of more fires poses a threat to the hundreds of different species of wildlife which are housed in these green spaces, including reptiles and ground nesting birds.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service has since warned people about the dangers of discarded cigarettes, saying "flames sparked by discarded cigarettes can spread like wildfire."
So which areas in Surrey and Hampshire have been affected?
The latest of the series of wildfires ripped through Whitmoor Common in Worplesdon on Saturday evening (April 15).
One firefighter said: "The wind picked up and it ripped across the area quickly.
"Heath land, gorse and standing trees, mainly birch were destroyed but our main concern was the ground nesting birds, such as night jars and there are also a number reptiles there."
The largest of the wildfires took over Chobham Common on the evening of Good Friday (April 14) which destroyed eight hectares of the nature reserve.
Firefighters battled the raging flames for more than five hours and remained at the scene throughout Saturday (April 15) to tackle the aftermath.
Surrey Police has labelled the cause of the heath fire as "not suspicious".
The common is home to more than 100 species of birds.
Two hectares of Ash Ranges went up in smoke on Wednesday (April 12).
It took more than three hours for the flames to die down and it was feared that number of the ranges' wildlife was affected, including the rare heath tiger beetle and reptile species.
Special wildlife units were sent to the scene and since the Ministry of Defence (MOD) expressed gratitude to Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) for its "hard work".
Yateley Common has fallen victim to two wildfires in the space of six days.
Just a day before Ash Ranges went up in flames, six hectares of heath and woodland was destroyed as a blaze engulfed the common on Tuesday (April 11).
Firefighters from Yateley, Hartley Wintney, Fleet and Rushmoor fire stations attended the scene - in total there were four fire engines and one land rover.
Nearly three hours after being called out, firefighters were still tackling the flames. High winds were believed to have been causing the fire to spread.
On Wednesday, April 5, a further six hectares of gorse and dense undergrowth was destroyed in a fire.
On Monday April 10, firefighters spent around an hour and-a-half tackling a wildfire at Epsom Common.
Firefighters had to tackle an undergrowth fire on two different pieces of land - one 750 sq/m in size and the other 250 sq/m.
That same day SFRS also attended three other minor heath fires, including a woodland blaze in Nosuch Park and a hedge fire in Puttenham.
Following the string of incidents, members of the public have been warned to be extra careful while heating up the barbecues.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service's group manager Jerry Leonard said: "Our countryside is very dry and more people are gathering up to go camping and set up barbecues and camp fires.
"Unfortunately, this time of year we also see a rise in illegal fire setting, which is why we urge anyone who suspects or witnesses a fire being started to report this to the police."
SFRS has also been tweeting guidance.