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7th Jul, 2022

Field fire prompts warning

FIRE chiefs are sharing safety advice after battling a number of farm fires across Warwickshire

Open areas parched by soaring temperatures have prompted a rise in call outs including a recent field blaze in Burton Green which was tackled by a team of 20 firefighters.

Fire safety spokesman Coun Andy Crump said: “The safety of Warwickshire communities is paramount and as the hot weather continues, fire damage can quickly have devastating consequences.

“We are fortunate to have beautiful rural areas across the county, and we would urge everybody to take extra precautions to avoid fire in these conditions.”

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service says if a wild fire breaks out on open land people should move to a safe place, if possible crossing a trail or ditch and then call emergency services.

Farmers can visit warwickshire.gov.uk/fireandrescue for tips on reducing the risk of fire when working outside.

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