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Englefield estate peat fire near Mortimer suspected arson

Smouldering woodland fire deliberate

Jane Meredith

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Jane Meredith

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01635 886637

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A peat fire in woodland on the Englefield estate near Mortimer this morning (Thurs) was put down to a suspected arson.

One fire engine from Dee Road Fire Station in Tilehust was called at 11.45am to woodland near Camp Road. 

Firefighters discovered a small, smoldering peat fire and extinguished it using a hosereel, before leaving the scene 45 minutes later.

The cause was recorded by the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) as a suspected arson.

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