Fire crews extinguish blaze near Dudmoor Farm Road in Christchurch

Grassland fire in Christchurch

Grassland fire in Christchurch

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AN area of grassland went up in flames in Christchurch this afternoon.

Fire crews were deployed to the area near Dudmoor Farm Road at 2.15pm, where they found approximately 20 x 30 metres of grassland alight.

A spokesperson for Dorset Fire Control said: “Crews arrived on the scene within four minutes and began to extinguish the fire using two hose reel jets.”

The blaze also damaged 18 fruit trees before it was brought under control by the firefighters at around 2.40pm.

It is thought the fire was caused by an unattended controlled burn which spread to the nearby grassland.

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6:12pm Sun 3 Aug 14

ifordcherry says...

Unattended controlled burn ?....Iv heard it all !!........Could`nt make it up !!
Unattended controlled burn ?....Iv heard it all !!........Could`nt make it up !! ifordcherry
  • Score: 13

6:17pm Sun 3 Aug 14

bobthedestroyer says...

ifordcherry wrote:
Unattended controlled burn ?....Iv heard it all !!........Could`nt make it up !!
Couldn't agree more :-) Absolute classic
[quote][p][bold]ifordcherry[/bold] wrote: Unattended controlled burn ?....Iv heard it all !!........Could`nt make it up !![/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more :-) Absolute classic bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 10

8:12pm Sun 3 Aug 14

breamoreboy says...

ifordcherry wrote:
Unattended controlled burn ?....Iv heard it all !!........Could`nt make it up !!
Perhaps they thought they could control via mobile phone whilst imbibing?
[quote][p][bold]ifordcherry[/bold] wrote: Unattended controlled burn ?....Iv heard it all !!........Could`nt make it up !![/p][/quote]Perhaps they thought they could control via mobile phone whilst imbibing? breamoreboy
  • Score: 3

9:32pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Turtlebay says...

Who, outside a lunatic asylum, does an uncontrolled, let alone a controlled, burn in the middle of a long drought?
Who, outside a lunatic asylum, does an uncontrolled, let alone a controlled, burn in the middle of a long drought? Turtlebay
  • Score: 3

8:42am Mon 4 Aug 14

skydriver says...

If the council cut the grass more often there would be less chance of this happening. Ah, just another cost cutting exercise.....
If the council cut the grass more often there would be less chance of this happening. Ah, just another cost cutting exercise..... skydriver
  • Score: 1

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