photos: Fire crews from Burnham fight Quantocks
crews from across Somerset, including Burnham-On-Sea, were called
to this huge heath fire on the Quantocks on Friday afternoon (April
fighters from Burnham, Nether Stowey, Williton, Bridgwater, Minehead,
Street, Glastonbury and Cheddar were
sent to Holford Common at just after 2pm.
winds had caused the blaze to spread to approximately 35 acres
of heathland and the fire was not fully brought under control
until 6.45pm. A total of eight hose reel jets were used to extinguish
cause is believed to have been deliberate," a fire spokesman
told Burnham-On-Sea.com. "30 to 35 acres of heathland, grass
and gorse have been destroyed."
reader Marcus Smith took these photos of the fire underway on
the Quantocks on Friday afternoon