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Thatcham reed bed fires suspected arson

Two fires discovered 200m apart

Jane Meredith

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Jane Meredith

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Fires in Thatcham reed beds this afternoon (Tuesday) have been put down to a suspected arson.

Two pumps were called at 4pm to Prince Hold Road, off Lower Way, to two separate incidents in undergrowth, 200m apart.

These included a 20m by 10m fire and another 5m by 5m fire.

Firefighters used a portable pump to extinguish the fires, put down to suspected arson, before leaving the scene at 5pm

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