Field blaze in Durrington

Field blaze in Durrington

Field blaze in Durrington

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Salisbury Journal: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

Picture by Tristan Beard

 

A FIRE ripped through a field in Durrington yesterday afternoon coming within 200m of houses, according to eye witnesses.

It happened on land off Larkhill Road at around 4pm.

Around 30 acres - 10 acres of crop and 20 acres of stubble were destroyed.

According to Tristan Beard who saw the fire, it was the combination of dry land and high winds that caused the fire to spread quickly with up to 14 fire crews in attendance.

He said: “I was driving home at the time when I saw that the fire had started.

“At its peak around 4.45pm, 14 appliances were attending from both Hampshire and Wiltshire, along with the Military Police.

“The fire service did well to stop the fire spreading to adjacent fields in the high winds.”

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5:26pm Mon 25 Aug 14

John Wigs says...

Congratulations to All the services who brought it into control so quickly!
Congratulations to All the services who brought it into control so quickly! John Wigs
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9:58pm Thu 28 Aug 14

sja666 says...

No mention of the brave men with they're fire beaters that helped the firefighters put out the fire
No mention of the brave men with they're fire beaters that helped the firefighters put out the fire sja666
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9:59pm Thu 28 Aug 14

sja666 says...

sja666 wrote:
No mention of the brave men with they're fire beaters that helped the firefighters put out the fire
No mention of the brave men with their fire beaters that helped the fire service :/
[quote][p][bold]sja666[/bold] wrote: No mention of the brave men with they're fire beaters that helped the firefighters put out the fire[/p][/quote]No mention of the brave men with their fire beaters that helped the fire service :/ sja666
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