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Gorse fire at Greenham Common extinguished

Passer by alerts fire service after spotting smoke

Jane Meredith

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Jane Meredith

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01635 886637

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Newbury firefighters were called to a reported gorse fire on Greenham Common this morning (Saturday).

One pump from Newbury was called at 7.30am, following a report of smoke, spotted by a passer by, coming from an area next to the control tower.

Firefighters discovered a pile of smoldering ashes, from a large amount of gorse, which had been cut back and burnt.

Firefighters left the scene at 7.45am 

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