Forest fire started at Army training camp

 Forest fire started at Army training camp

20 April 2009

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United Kingdom —  Firefighters tackled a 15 hectare blaze that was started accidently by Armed Forces in Ashdown Forest.

Crews were called to the Ministry of Defence’s Pippingford Park training centre at 6.15pm on Saturday following an incident with a smoke grenade.

Two fire engines and three Land Rovers were used during a three hour operation at the site off the A22 at Wych Cross, according to Forest Row Fire Station watch manager Iain Franks.

He said: “People should be extra vigilant if they are going to use naked flames in the forest, especially as it gets warmer.”

A similar fire broke out on the forest on Tuesday last week, damaging five acres of woodland.

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