Fire and Rescue service issue warning about open fires after two incidents near Eartham

Fire and Rescue teams were called to two incidents near Eartham last week, a spokesperson has confirmed.
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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.

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An engine from Chichester, another from Bognor and an off-road vehicle from Petworth were mobilised to the scene and extinguished the flames with a high pressure hose reel.

FIRE IN THE OPEN SELHURST PARK RD NEAR CHICHESTER. Photo: Eddie MitchellFIRE IN THE OPEN SELHURST PARK RD NEAR CHICHESTER. Photo: Eddie Mitchell
FIRE IN THE OPEN SELHURST PARK RD NEAR CHICHESTER. Photo: Eddie Mitchell

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.

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