Gyspies staged a blazing protest at their illegal Meriden camp – three days before their eviction deadline passed.
Firefighters and police attended the site after village protesters reported the travellers burning decking and wood at the site in Eaves Green Lane.
The travellers finally began leaving the site this week after a protracted legal battle that has seen local residents stage a vigil lasting more than 1,000 days against the green belt development.
On Thursday there was just one caravan left in the field.
David McGrath, chairman of Residents Against Inappropriate Development (RAID) and a member of the West Midlands Fire Authority, slammed the travellers for starting fires on the site.
“The travellers might think a fiery farewell is funny but it has big costs to the taxpayer and firemen should only be involved in emergencies,” he said.
Residents living locally are now considering buying the land after it was revealed that owner Noah Burton has put the plot back up for sale and is inviting offers until May 30.
Mr McGrath said residents might consider buying the parcel of land - if the price was right.
“It’s up to Mr Burton whether he sells it or not, but what he needs to understand is that if there is interest from the residents then they won’t want to pay a king’s ransom for it,’’ he said.
“Any valuation has to be a fair value for agricultural land that is in need of reinstatement.
“There’s a long planning history that proves no development is possible on the land and there are injunctions against unlawful use.
“Mr Burton needs to consider carefully the sale and make sure that it is ethical and professional and that the land is returned to its proper use.”
Mr Burton refused to comment.