Field grass fire – Ramsey Heights - Huntingdonshire
Field grass fire – Ramsey Heights – Huntingdonshire
On Monday (5) at 2.47pm the north roaming fire engine was called to a fire on Middle Drove, Ramsey Heights.
The crew arrived to find an out of control bonfire spread to subsoil and peat. Firefighters used one hose reel and peat branch to extinguish the fire before returning to their station by 4.25pm
Later at 7.46pm, one crew from Ramsey returned to re-inspect the fire. The crew arrived to find 32 metres of dyke side affected by a peat fire. Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish the fire before returning to their station by 9pm.
The cause of the fire was accidental.
Top tips when having a bonfire:
- Build your bonfire well clear of buildings, garden sheds, fences and hedges
- Never use flammable liquids to start a bonfire, and never burn dangerous items such as aerosol cans, paint tins, foam furniture, or batteries
- Don’t leave bonfires unattended. An adult should supervise it until it has burnt out. If it has to be left, damp it down with plenty of water
- Always keep a bucket of water or a hosepipe nearby in case of fire
- Check the weather - avoid lighting bonfires in high winds.
For more safety advice please see our page on bonfire safety.