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Firefighters tackling large grass fire at St Bees Head

At 7:58pm yesterday, Tuesday 12 June firefighters were called to a grass fire on Beach Road, St Bees.

Approximately 500m by 300m of grass on a difficult to reach headland on a rural cliff was on fire, with a flame height of three metres.

A Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Five fire engines were deployed to the incident, from Workington, Whitehaven, Egremont, Frizington and Keswick alongside the wild fire unit.

“Crews have used a number of hose reel jets and main jets and a large number of beaters to get the fire under control.

“Crews are still in attendance at the scene tackling the last pockets of the fire which is believed to have been started by a discarded cigarette.”

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact PC2567 Quinn on 101 quoting log 283 of 12 June.

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