Fire fighters tackle woodland blaze

The large fire was brought under control by six fire crews.

SIX fire engines battled a woodland blaze in Lynmouth yesterday afternoon (Sun).

The dense woodland area, which spanned approximately 100 metres by 90 metres, and involved some established trees, was eventually dampened down by fire fighters, who worked for hours to tackle the incident.

A fire engine from Lynton was sent to a report of a fire in woodland at 1.35pm, but on arrival two further fire engines were sent for from Combe Martin and Porlock.

A further two fire engines were then requested at 2.14pm, which were sent from Ilfracombe and South Molton, and a further incident command unit and additional fire engine also attended.

Fire crews used two hose reel jets, compressed air foam and beaters to surround the fire and dampen down the area.

A fire spokesman said the incident was being revisited this morning.

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