Crew called back to deal with two more fires at Beccles Common

Firefighters tackling the blaze at Beccles Common earlier this week. Picture: Kathy Searby.

Firefighters tackling the blaze at Beccles Common earlier this week. Picture: Kathy Searby. - Credit: Archant

Firefighters have been called back to Beccles after two more fires broke out at the common.

A crew returning to Beccles Common earlier this week after smoke was seen coming from the gorse. Pic

A crew returning to Beccles Common earlier this week after smoke was seen coming from the gorse. Picture: Martin Howe. - Credit: Archant

Crews were called to two incidents earlier this week, and this morning the Beccles team attended again with two separate fires starting.

The first was reported at around 6am and saw 12 square metres of gorse alight in an area close to the bypass.

The second was called in at 8.25am, closer to the car park.

A spokesman for the fire service said the fires has started near to the area where they were reported earlier in the week, and at this stage they were unsure of the cause.

He said: 'The crew will be keeping an eye on it to make sure no hotspots spread in the wind.

'They will be keeping a close watch in that area.'

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Earlier this week, Graham Catchpole, chairman of the assets and environment committee on Beccles Town Council, appealed to residents to be aware of the fire risk at the common following a spell of dry weather.

The other fires were reported on Monday at 2.27pm and on Tuesday at 8am.

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