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Crews attend 20 forest fires in May

Published: Saturday 30th May 2020 at 15:30

Crews attend 20 forest fires in May

Crews from Brandon Fire Station have attended twenty forest fires across the local area throughout the month of May.

The fires have been situated in the forest areas surrounding Brandon, Santon Downham, Elveden, Methwold and Thetford

With a total of 34 calls for the entire month it means forest fires have accounted for over half of all Brandon's attendances.

A spokesman for the National Fire Chiefs Council said "If you are spending a little time in the countryside during this time, please be wildfire aware.

"Dispose of cigarettes carefully, don't drop litter (glass and reflective items can start a fire!) and don't light a BBQ. Call 999 if there is a fire and get out of the area."

The full list of forest fire call outs for Brandon are as follows:

  • 5th May - Fire route 27, Thetford
  • 6th May - Fire route 4, Brandon
  • 7th May - Fire route 1, Santon Downham
  • 8th May - Fire route 1, Santon Downham
  • 9th May - Brandon Road, Methwold
  • 12th May - Spruce Drive, Brandon
  • 13th May - Fire route 4, Brandon
  • 18th May - Fire route 20, Santon Downham
  • 19th May - Opposite fire route 8, B1106
  • 20th May - Fire route 4, Brandon
  • 21st May - Yew Drive, Brandon
  • 21st May - Fire route 23, Santon Downham
  • 21st May - Fire route 4, Brandon
  • 22nd May - Fire route 4, Brandon
  • 27th May - Fire route 8, Elveden
  • 28th May - Opposite fire route 8, B1106
  • 29th May - Fire route 3, Elveden
  • 29th May - Fire route 5, Brandon
  • 31st May - Fire route 1, Santon Downham
  • 31st May - High Lodge, Brandon

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