Grass fire incidents soar in Staffordshire

Grass fire incidents soar in Staffordshire

31 May 2010

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United Kingdom — DELIBERATELY-started grass fires in Staffordshire soared by 46 per cent last month.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said it responded to 200 blazes started deliberately over the two-week Easter period.

Head of Risk Reduction, Ian Sloss said: “We’re extremely shocked at the massive increase in grass fires.

“Grass fires are not only damaging to the environment, in particular wildlife, they are also a drain on our resources.

“For every grass fire that we deal with, it means that firefighters are not available to attend other incidents, some of which could be life threatening.”

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