Grass fires on Brownhills Common yesterday


Thankfully, the fires were swiftly contained. Image from West Midlands Fire Service, posted on Twitter by @BloxwichFire.

I note from the twitter feed or the local fire service that there were two separate outbreaks of grass fire on Brownhills Common just off Chester Raod late yesterday afternoon (Sunday 8th May 2016).

Please, if you know anything at all about the morons that did this, please contact the police or Crimestoppers. Given that the deer – at the moment, they’ll be with young, and thus extra nervous – inhabit the common, any such fire brings the added danger of terrified, bolting deer. One can only imagine the possibilities.

Walkers and cyclists? Don’t smoke in these areas, please. Use a little common sense. We don’t want to see the common devastated again like it was in 1976. Cheers.

There’s a report from the Express & Star here.

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