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Fire crews scrambled after large bonfire gets out of control

FIREFIGHTERS were sent to tackle a bonfire that got out of control in North Newton this afternoon.

Crews were called to the scene at Coxhill just after 2.30pm.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “The fire involved a wood pile approximately 10m by 20m which was situated close to three mobile homes.

“Crews have also confirmed¬† the fire has now spread to a further two wood piles.”

Heavy machinery operated by the Clyst St George specialist rescue team was also called in to help move the burning timber.


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