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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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Six fire crews fighting grass blaze in west Cumbria

Fire crews are tackling a blaze that stretches over an area about one kilometre in length.

Related: Fire crews tackle huge blaze at Cumbrian nature reserve

Engines from Whitehaven, Frizington, Millom, Workington, Maryport and Cockermouth are at the scene - woods near Cobblehall, Cleator Moor.

Cumbria fire service says there are numerous seats of fire in an area about one kilometre long and 200 metres wide.

The area is grass and gorse.

Firefighters are using to beaters to try and extinguish the blaze.

  • A crew put out a blaze that affected 100 metres of hedgerow  at Ellerbeck Lane, Workington, this afternoon. They were called at about 1.50pm and left the scene shortly after 3pm.
  • An engine from Keswick and one from Cockermouth were called to a grass fire at Uldale at about 2.25pm today. It was out on arrival but the area had to be damped down.



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