Cornish gorse fire stretches to 2 hectares

Now the warm weather has faded, gorse fires are a little unexpected, but firefighters had to deal a large one yesterday in west Cornwall. The ground is still pretty dry despite periods of rain.

A total of 18 fire fighters and a Fire Officer from St Keverne and Helston Community Fire Stations, in two fire appliances, a 4 x4 vehicle and water carrier attended a large gorse fire in the Goonhilly Downs area yesterday evening, close to 10pm.

Approximately two hectors of gorse was well alight.

Not yesterday’s fire

Fire crews asked for the assistance of the Water Carrier from Helston Community fire Station due to limited water supplies.

The fire was quickly brought under control and extinguished using two hose reels and beaters

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