'Out of control' bonfire among multiple incidents dealt with by Midhurst firefighters
Firefighters from Midhurst have been called to multiple incidents today (Monday, April 12).
Crews from Midhurst Fire Station were called to an 'out of control' bonfire at a home in Milland, a chimney fire in Tillington and assisted at the scene of a blaze involving vegetation on Hankley Common in Elstead.
The bonfire, which broke out shortly after 3pm, was in 'close proximity' to a large hedge which subsequently caught alight and 'quickly spread'.
Assisted by firefighters from Haslemere, the Midhurst crews worked to contain the fire using hose reels to 'damp down a number of hot spots' and 'ensure the fire was fully out'. Click here for advice on staying safe with a bonfire.
One of the Midhurst crews was redirected to a chimney fire in Tillington. The incident was quickly resolved using chimney equipment, the fire station said. For advice on chimney fire safety, please click here.These incidents came after a vegetation fire on Hankley Common, where 13 fire and rescue vehicles were in attendance. Two hectares of undergrowth were well-alight, according to Surrey Fire & Rescue Service.