Camp fire causes heath blaze

Camp fire causes heath blaze

Camp fire causes heath blaze

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FIRE crews battled a heath fire at Colehill near Wimborne on Monday evening.

Firefighters were called at 5.30pm to Canon Hill Plantation.

A retained crew from Wimborne and heavy and light off road fire appliances were called.

In total, two crews as well as two heavy off road engines and four Land Rovers attended as well as the UNIMOG from Wareham.

The heath and forestry blaze was tackled using beaters and water and was extinguished by 7.33pm.

The cause was believed to be accidental and from an unattended camp fire.

Around 100m x 150m area of heath was destroyed.

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7:12am Tue 5 Aug 14

we-shall-see says...

Perhaps those who lite the campfire and left it unattended should be fined *heavily* to remind them not to leave fire unattended in future .... idiots!!
Perhaps those who lite the campfire and left it unattended should be fined *heavily* to remind them not to leave fire unattended in future .... idiots!! we-shall-see
  • Score: 14

8:55am Tue 5 Aug 14

colehill says...

There is no camping in Cannon Hill anyway - so there shouldn't have been any campfire - unattended or not.
There is no camping in Cannon Hill anyway - so there shouldn't have been any campfire - unattended or not. colehill
  • Score: 8

9:44am Tue 5 Aug 14

Controversial But True says...

Camp fires are the worst, ducky!
Camp fires are the worst, ducky! Controversial But True
  • Score: -6

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