Fire fighters tackle gorse blaze at Torrington

Joseph Bulmer

Commons fire: A gorse fire across five acres of Torrington Commons required four fire crews to get it under control on Friday.

Crews from Torrington and Bideford were called out just after 1pm and immediately requested two more fire appliances from Bideford and Appledore. They used hose jets and beaters to tackle the blaze.

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