Crews still work to combat woodland fire

Fire crews who attended the scene this morning found themselves putting out several small fires left by the blaze yesterday.

FIRE FIGHTERS are continuing to deal with the aftermath of a large woodland fire in Lynmouth yesterday (Sun).

At 8.40am this morning, a fire engine from Lynton attended 100 metre by 90 metre area of woodland that was ablaze yesterday afternoon.

A second appliance was requested for extra water capacity, and crews dampened down and rakes over significant areas of hotspots and small fires.

At 10.41am, fire fighters had managed to put out the fires, with a hosereel jet and forks still in use to dig over and dampen the hot area.

The dense woodland area caught alight yesterday at around 1.30pm and six fire engines spent nearly seven hours tackling the blaze.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious.

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