Firefighters called to tackle fire in the forest

The fire was just off the A1065 between Brandon and Wangford – Photo: Brandon Fire Station

Firefighters were mobilised to deal with a forest fire next to the A1065 just outside Brandon this afternoon.

An appliance from Brandon and one from Thetford were sent to the blaze just before 4.40pm today, Tuesday 15th September.

On arrival they found approximately 900 square metres of undergrowth alight and smouldering and worked to control the fire.

Crews used two hose reels and beaters to extinguish the flames.

Crews used hose reels and beaters to extinguish the fire – Photo: Brandon Fire Station
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