ANOTHER Grass Fire: 40sq metres of grass on fire in Milton Keynes put out by Fire Service

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    Fire Service officials in Milton Keynes have put out a fire on a 40 square metre patch of grass which was alight earlier this afternoon in Monkston Park.

    Officials were called to Finsbury Chase in Monkston Park at around 3.38pm this afternoon to tackle the blaze.

    One appliance and crew from Broughton attended and firefighters used one hose reel to put out the grass fire.

    It comes the day after officers attended two other open fires in Milton Keynes and warned members of the public about the danger.

    One of the grass fires yesterday was in Heelands with another open fire being extinguished in Shenley Church End.

    The Country Land and Business Association is calling on the public to take extra care in the countryside due to the increased fire risk as warm, dry, and settled conditions have elevated wildfire conditions across large swathes of the country.

    They have cited a number of recent large blazes in the county, including one near Aylesbury on Thursday.

    A blaze took hold on Moreton Road, Kimblewick, and involved hay storage units, farm machinery, commercial vehicles, trees and a field measuring about 100 metres by 60 metres.

    CLA South East Regional Director Robin Edwards said: “We have witnessed the devastating impacts of the recent fires, both on communities as well as scarring the landscape and destroying wildlife, and we appeal to the public to be extra vigilant when out and about in the countryside.”

    Rob Gazzard, Chairman of the South East England Wildfire Group, said: “If you find a wildfire, do four things. First get to a place of safety, then dial 999 and ask for the fire and rescue service."

    “Tell fire control about the location of the fire, its size and any other relevant information."

    “Finally meet the fire and rescue service at a pre-arranged entrance point, direct them to the fire and be on hand to provide other information. Be #wildfireaware.”

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