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Firefighters tackle Grizedale Forest fire

fireenginefront[A]t 4:47pm yesterday, Monday 8 May firefighters were called to a large braken fire in Grizedale Forest, Ambleside, near to the Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre.

A spokesman for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service said: “Three crews from Ambleside, Whitehaven and Ulverston alongside two specialist wildfire units from Windermere and Grange and a wildfire Land Rover from Ambleside tackled the fire which covered approximately 2,000 square metres of woodland, which was located about one mile along the forest track from the Bogle Crag car park.

“Crews used a hose reel jet, two fire express hose reel units, five Scottie back packs and beaters to contain and put out the fire.

“Crews left the scene at 10.21pm.”

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