Fire crews tackle large Ilfracombe gorse fire

FIVE fire crews have spent more than two hours tackling a large gorse fire at Lincombe near Ilfracombe this morning (Thursday.) Two Ilfracombe crews were called to the location at 10.20am and immediately called for three more engines from Combe Martin, Ba

FIVE fire crews have spent more than two hours tackling a large gorse fire at Lincombe near Ilfracombe this morning (Thursday.)

Two Ilfracombe crews were called to the location at 10.20am and immediately called for three more engines from Combe Martin, Barnstaple and Braunton on seeing the size of the blaze, estimated at 100 metres wide.

Water hoses and beaters were used to extinguish the flames and by 12.15 crews reported the fire was under control, with dampening down work continuing to deal with any hot spots.


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