Fire service in appeal after unnecessary call-out at Portland

Dorset Echo: CONTROLLED BLAZE: But no-one told the fire service CONTROLLED BLAZE: But no-one told the fire service

DORSET Fire and Rescue Service is asking people to make them aware of any controlled fires taking place to avoid unnecessary call outs.

A fire crew had to visit Chesil Beach on Saturday night after reports of a fire near the sea wall at Chiswell.

A spokesman for the Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said that on arrival firefighters established it was a controlled burn.

She urged people to always inform the fire service of any fires they are planning so its valuable resources are not diverted unnecessarily.

The spokesman said: “If they would have let us know they were burning there, then we wouldn’t have attended. We ask people to ring in before any controlled burn.”

Sheila Hunn sent in this picture of the fire.

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11:15am Mon 23 Jun 14

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

Headline - Tell fire service if you're having a fire appeal.
What is a 'fire appeal'?
Headline - Tell fire service if you're having a fire appeal. What is a 'fire appeal'? IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE
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12:44pm Mon 23 Jun 14

portland rebel says...

portlanders doing what portlanders do, maybe advice should be given to the grockle that called them,
portlanders doing what portlanders do, maybe advice should be given to the grockle that called them, portland rebel
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