Easy for fires like this to 'pose a risk to life' warning
- Credit: Cambs fire and rescue
Cambs fire and rescue spent two and a half hours tackling a fire that could have been much worse, they said.
Crews were called to what they described as a “fire in the open” at Chatteris allotments/reservoir on Wednesday.
“As the fires spread quickly in dry conditions, it is easy to get entrapped and pose a risk to life,” said a spokesperson.
“They also destroy farmers property and local wildlife.”
At 1.59pm crews from Chatteris and Huntingdon were called to the fire on Honeysome Road in Chatteris.
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The spokesperson said: “They returned to their stations by 4.20pm.”
The cause of the fire was accidental.
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Cambs fire and rescue are making use of new technology to follow progress of such events as large-scale fires in the open, hard to reach locations and complex structural fires.
They often deploy drones fitted with high-definition cameras for photography and video recording, as well as a thermal imaging camera that can detect hot spots or fire spread.