Grass fire in Victoria Park extinguished

Firefighters warn not to throw down inflammable items

Jane Meredith


Jane Meredith


01635 886637

Victoria Park

A GRASS fire yesterday (Mon) evening in Victoria Park has been put down to an accidental cause.

Firefighters were called at 8.30pm to a small grass fire beside the well known lion statue in the park.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze with a bucket of water before leaving after around ten minutes.

Firefighters have issued advice not to discard inflammable items, such as cigarettes, or glass bottles, which can start a blaze in strong sunlight and especially given the current dry summer conditions, creating tinderbox conditions in grass and heathland. 

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  • DonCossack

    09/08/2016 - 23:11

    Was watching the kids in this spot from a balcony in Parkway, left at approx 8pm but the ones there half hour beforehand looked to be possibly smoking weed and listening to shit music.


  • NewburyGirl

    09/08/2016 - 19:07

    How old is this picture? For goodness sake, Newbury Today, lets at least have a "post Standard Life" photo!



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