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Fire crews tackle fire across two acres in Moretonhampstead

By Rich_Booth  |  Posted: April 05, 2013


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Fire crews tackled a large fire spanning two acres of gorse in Moretonhampstead this morning.

The emergency services received a call reporting a large fire in the open at 07:21 this morning.

Three fire appliances attended the blaze in the open at Mardon Down and on arrival crews from Bovey Tracey and Moretonhampstead discovered two acres of gorse well alight.

Due to the scale of the fire another appliance was called for extra manpower

The fire was being fanned by strong winds but crews made steady progress using jets and the blaze was extinguished by 08:20.

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