Fire crews tackle gorse fire at West Down

Fire engine.

Fire engine. - Credit: Archant

Fire crews were called to tackle a gorse fire at West Down on Thursday (April 23).

Crews from Braunton and Ilfracombe were sent to tackle the fire after a call came in from a member of the public just before 5pm.

On arrival it was confirmed that a large area of gorse and bracken was alight.

A further appliance from Barnstaple was requested, as was a water carrier.

Crews were able to get the fire under control, and extinguished it using hose reel jets and beaters.

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