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Wildfire destroys undergrowth on Whitmoor Common

Wildfire destroys undergrowth on Whitmoor Common

Published by Carol Musgrave at 7:21am 23rd April 2019. (Updated at 8:30am 23rd April 2019)

A blaze that broke out on Whitmoor Common in Guildford has been extinguished after burning for several hours .

Surrey Fire and Rescue were called to the scene, in Worplesdon, before midday yesterday (April 22), after what they said were "multiple calls" about the wildfire.

They warned people to stay away from the area, as they fought the flames using two unimogs, two 4x4s, and one water carrier, and firefighters from around the county.

SFRS were also helped by Surrey Search and Rescue - using a drone to view the extent of the blaze.

The fire was out by 5pm.

Around one hectare of undergrowth has been destroyed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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