Latest fire at Rushmere Heath

FIREFIGHTERS have put out the latest in a series of blazes in Rushmere Heath today.

FIREFIGHTERS have put out the latest in a series of blazes in Rushmere Heath today.

A fire in three cubic metres of hay broke out at about 7.45am and was under control by just before 8.30am.

The fire follows a number of fires in Rushmere Heath in recent weeks.

Following a trio of arson attacks at Rushmere Golf Club in the heath on Friday, February 15, Ian Bowell, community fire safety officer, said: “If we are at one place we can't be at another incident.


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“These people could be putting lives at risk.

“If someone is keeping us busy through fires or making malicious calls we can't carry out our job which is rescuing people.”

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