Heathland fire, Sutton Park, Birmingham, UK

Crews tackle heathland fire measuring 500 square metres in Sutton Park

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Published on 27 June 2023
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Longmoor Pool, The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, UK

Shortly after 9.30pm on Monday 26 June, we were called to Sutton Park, close to Longmoor Pool, having received several 999 calls reporting a fire.

Two fire engines and a 4×4 Brigade Response Vehicle attended the incident, crewed by 12 firefighters from Erdington and Perry Barr fire stations.

The fire involved approximately 500 square metres of heathland, grass and bushes that had caught fire.

Three hose reels were used to extinguish the fire, which started accidentally.

We left the incident at 11.05pm.

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