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Gorse fires near Wadebridge spark safety message

Gorse fires near Wadebridge spark safety message

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 1:23pm 24th February 2018. (Updated at 1:33pm 24th February 2018)

Two wild fires on Friday that happened near Wadebridge has lead to  highlighted Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service highlighting a safety message.

The service received a report of a fire in the open near St Breock Downs by a member of the public.

A spokesperson for the service said: "One pump from St Columb and two pumps from Wadebridge Community Fire Station were immediately mobilised by Fire Control.

On arrival the officer in charge two sets of gorse fire in the open. Crews extinguished the fire using one hose reel jet and 4 beaters.

Every year, Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety (CFRCS) Service attend many gorse/vegetation fires that are also known as wild fires. We invite responsible parties, who may be considering controlled burning to:

1. Put in place an effective burn plan.
2. Inform Critical Control Centre of intended burns, by calling 0203 162 2240.
3. Draw upon CFRCS Service knowledge.
4. Make use of limited fire and rescue service resources i.e. beaters, Landrover crew to observe specific burns." 

The incident will certainly be remembered by one of the crew as it was the first fire firefighter Hanton had extinguished.

 

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