UPDATE: Thousands of litres needed to tackle tyre and rubbish blaze

Dorset Echo: UPDATE: Thousands of litres needed to tackle tyre and rubbish blaze UPDATE: Thousands of litres needed to tackle tyre and rubbish blaze

SIX thousand litres of water and foam was needed to extinguish a large fire.

Four fire engines and a specialist water-carrying vehicle tackled the blaze in Winterbourne Abbas this afternoon.

The cause of the fire, near Higher Kingston Russell Farm, is believed to have been caused by spread from a nearby bonfire.

Electricity supply in the area had to be shut off whilst crews worked because of overhead cables.

Dorset Fire and Rescue Service received ‘multiple calls’ from the public as black plumes of smoke filled the air.

A spokeswoman said: "We believe that the fire was caused by spread from a nearby bonfire.

"It was complete fire damage to an area approximately 20 square metres which was hay bales with a covering tyre stack."

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4:48pm Mon 23 Jun 14

aderumbold says...

Why fight the fire?? If it isn't going to spread it basically a bonfire....I spent many a night whilst a firefighter in Dorset just sitting and watching barn fires etc burn themselves out....Make the surrounding area safe, leave a couple of crews there to keep an eye on it and hey presto....All sorted!
Why fight the fire?? If it isn't going to spread it basically a bonfire....I spent many a night whilst a firefighter in Dorset just sitting and watching barn fires etc burn themselves out....Make the surrounding area safe, leave a couple of crews there to keep an eye on it and hey presto....All sorted! aderumbold
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4:25pm Tue 24 Jun 14

JACKC says...

Reminds me of Southill every summer.......
Reminds me of Southill every summer....... JACKC
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