Fire and Rescue service issue warning about open fires after two incidents near Eartham
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The incidents have prompted West Sussex Fire and Rescue to urge people to ‘take steps to prevent fires from breaking out in the open’ as the summer rolls on: "Please avoid lighting fires in the countryside, ensure cigarettes are fully extinguished, and always put your litter in a bin or take it home with you,” they said.
The first incident took place at 4.47pm on June 14 at Selhurst Park Road in Eartham.
A second incident took place the following morning, at 10.47am, in a very similar location. The crew found three small fires in a woodland and used flexi backpack extinguishers to tackle the fire.