Southwold Gorse Fire

A serious fire has devastated reedbeds and heathland on Southwold common, and caused smoke damage to the Golf Club. Miraculously there were no casualties. Local news agencies have all reported on the event and the incredible work of the Fire Brigades, which attended fromĀ Wrentham, Halesworth, Lowestoft South, North Lowestoft, Leiston, Bury St Edmunds, Saxmundham and Beccles. The cause of the fire has not yet been identified but The Fire Service has warned the public of the current high risks due to the exceptionally dry weather and strong winds.

Reports can be found here:

East Anglian Daily Times

Anglia News ITV

BBC Suffolk

By News Ed on May 8th, 2017

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