Monday 2 May 2011

Yet another Ffestiniog fire

Another sunny Sunday afternoon and yet another fire along the railway. The 4th day of incidents close to us in less than 4 weeks!

The first we knew of this one was the arrival of the short fire engine, the one that can make it round the hairpin bends on the drive. From here it was a brisk trot down the line, closed to traffic, to the fire about 200 metres up from Coed y Bleiddiau.

As far as I could tell it was an area burnt 3 weeks ago that had been set alight. We were able to stamp it out before it reached the trees and then the water bowser came up by train to soak the area and prevent it flaming up again – always a risk on a windy day.

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