It seems like the muppets are out in force again. After a spell of dry weather, it looks like the heath fire season has started. As I came through Chasewater tonight at about 8:15pm, I smelled smoke, so took a trundle down the dam road to investigate. There was a fire appliance at the Innovation Centre end of the dam, parked near the 9-foot pool, behind the old bridge. Fire crew were damping down the canal embankment near to the spillway after a seemingly quite serious fire.
I know it’s the school holidays, and the weather is dry, but be careful, folks. It only takes on discarded cigarette end.
Sorry for the poor quality of the photographs, it was dusk and the light really was very poor.