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Incident - Fire in the open

Date: 12/07/2018
Time: 11:35
Location: A361 Ash Mill
Area: Central
County: Devon

Devon and Somerset Fire Service received numerous calls from members of the public reporting a fire at the side of the A361 near Ash Mill.

Fire appliances from South Molton and Barnstaple were immediately mobilised by fire control.

On arrival the officer in charge confirmed an embankment fire involving gorse, of approximately 2 acres, to be well alight and requested the attendance of a further appliance from Witheridge and a Water bowser from Barnstaple.

Crews tackled the fire using hose reel jets, main jets, beaters and a 4 x 4 vehicle for access.

Police were requested to assist with traffic management.

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