Plantation blaze at Colaton Raleigh

FIVE fire appliances were called to deal with a blaze at a plantation site in Colaton Raleigh.

FIVE fire appliances were called to deal with a blaze at a plantation site in Colaton Raleigh.

An incident occurred at Kettles Plantation, Stowford, at around 3.05pm on Thursday, May 6.

Two fire crews and an off-road vehicle from Exmouth, one appliance from Topsham and one from Budleigh Salterton, attended.

The crews, on arrival, confirmed a deep-seater fire, involving the roots of a plantation, measuring approximately 10 metres by 20 metres.


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They attacked the fire using bladed hand tools, small tools and Makita cutting and damming equipment. Firefighters were dealing with the incident for more than two hours.

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