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Firefighters tackle fire in 150 acre forest

PUBLISHED: 17:10 24 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:10 24 July 2018

Fire crews were called toThorpe shortly after 3.30pm. PIC: Denise Bradley.

Fire crews were called toThorpe shortly after 3.30pm. PIC: Denise Bradley.

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Firefighters are tackling a fire in the gardens of Worlingham Hall as the region continues to bake under the sun.

The fire, which started at around 3.30pm, is affecting around 20 square metres of bracken within a 150 acre area of forest.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue said the landowner needed to provide a digger to help gain access to the fire.

The incident is being tackled by two crews, one from Beccles and one from Bungay.

A spokesman for the fire service said: “We have got two pumps on scene at a fire involving 20 square meters of bracken and it was also believed to be deep seated in a forest area.

“The owner need to provide a digger for access.”

The fire comes on the same day Suffolk Fire and Rescue said they have received 141 calls between July 21 and July 24, with half, 71, classed as a fire in the open, field fire, or stubble fire.

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