Posted by: yelvertonfirestation | March 24, 2015

Fire Call, 22nd of March, Moorland Fire, Yenadon

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At 22:10 on the 22nd of March, Yelverton appliance was called to a moorland fire at Yenadon. On arrival the crew found a multiple small fires across the moor and used beaters to extinguish them.

This is swaling time of year and there are initiatives to swale the moor without wasting fire service resources, that are not over difficult to use!! A simple call to the service advising the Fire Service of where and when the swaling will take place and remaining with the fires until the swaling is over does not seem unreasonable!! Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue have had their grant from the Government slashed over recent years, as have all Fire Services in the country as part of the austerity measures the government introduced to pay off the National debt!! It is frustrating to waste so much money and resources on something that could be avoided without too much trouble!!!

If you have information about this fire please contact the police on one of the following:-

Crime Stoppers 0800 555 111

or on line by following the following links:-


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