Scrub fire in Brownhills earlier this evening?

The fire appears to be on the far side of the canal, this picture taken from Silver Street, near the old market place. 7:59pm, October 17th 2011. Picture taken by Rachel Gosling.

This picture taken from Silver Street, near the Methodist Church. 8:00pm, October 17th 2011. Picture taken by Rachel Gosling.

Rachel Gosling, top reader and friend of the Brownhills Blog tonight posted these dramatic pictures on Facebook, which she’s kindly allowed me to share here. It seems that there’s been quite a severe fire in the scrub on Clayhanger Common, just in the thicket near the pedestrian bridge. It’s sad to see this damage occur, but I can’t say I’m surprised. The common is tinder-dry at the moment with the continuing dry spell and the undergrowth there is pretty thick. Let’s hope no people or animals were harmed in the fire.

If anyone has any more information, please comment here. I thank Rachel for her community spirit in supplying these pictures and the information.

This entry was posted in Brownhills stuff, Clayhanger stuff, Environment, Events, Interesting photos, It makes me mad!, Just plain daft, Local media, News, Reader enquiries, Shared media, Social Media, Spotted whilst browsing the web, Walsall community, Wildlife and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Scrub fire in Brownhills earlier this evening?

  1. ianrobo says:

    luckily it must have rained just shortly afterwards, hopefully the damage was limited.

  2. Looks like it was quite a fire from the pictures and not really what you would expect in October – more of a summer (whatever that is) event

  3. Pingback: Clayhanger Common fire: damage not too bad « BrownhillsBob's Brownhills Blog

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.