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.