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Nine crews at forest fire near Brandon

Published: Saturday 30th June 2018 at 19:00

Nine crews at forest fire near Brandon

Nine fire appliances from across Norfolk and Suffolk were in attendance at a large undergrowth and grass fire within Thetford Forest just outside Brandon.

The fire service was called at 17.06 to the incident off of the A1065 Brandon Road just outside of Brandon.

Crews from Methwold, Thetford, Bury St Edmunds, Brandon, Mildenhall, Woodbridge, Wickhambrook and Elmswell, along with the water carrier from Newmarket, were in attendance by 6pm.

The fire, which covered an area 80m x 20m, was under control by 7.32pm.

The fire comes just days after the Forestry Commission warned the public regarding the high risk of forest fire in the area.

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