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Mile long fire on Exmoor National Park 'started deliberately' according to witnesses

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Mile long fire on Exmoor National Park 'started deliberately' according to witnesses

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Sunday, 27 March 2022

Avon & Somerset Constabulary

Dozens of firefighters have helped to tackle 'a mile of fire' that was allegedly started deliberately on Exmoor National Park.

Crews from Bampton Fire Station were called to Hawkridge, near Dulverton, on Friday evening (March 25) and discovered 'a very large area alight', which required multiple stations to attend.

Firefighters from Dulverton Fire Station, South Molton Fire Station, Lynton Fire Station, Tiverton Fire Station, Porlock Fire Station and a water bowser from Barnstaple Fire Station were called.

Crews then used all terrain vehicles and beaters to bring the fire under control before being able to extinguish it.

But speaking about the fire in a Facebook post, the crew at Bampton Fire Station said the fire was not an accident but was intentionally set.

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