Two young deer have been rescued by Burnham-On-Sea firefighters as they tackled an open fire this week.
The fawns were found with ‘slight burns’ by crews as they battled to try and stop a fire spreading in thick brush and undergrowth.
Three fire crews from Burnham-On-Sea, Cheddar and Wells were called to Barton Rd, near Webbington, on Monday afternoon (May 13th).
A fire service spokesman said: “Fire Control received a call to a small fire in the open and mobilised a pump from Burnham-On-Sea.”
“On arrival it was found the fire was in brush and undergrowth halfway up the side of the hill adjacent to the old quarry.”
“The incident commander made pumps three for manpower which came from Cheddar and Wells to assist in extinguishing the fire with beaters.”
“This was a very challenging incident due to the location with no vehicle access. Crews had to make their way on foot through thick brush and undergrowth to tackle the fire and prevent it from spreading further.”
“After a couple of hours and a lot of hard work, the fire was extinguished. Whilst tackling the fire, two very young fawns were found injured with slight burns but the mother was nowhere to be seen.”
“After taking advice they were taken by the crew to Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill where they could be looked after properly and treated for their injuries. This was a very good result indeed.”