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Dartmoor gorse fire is arson

Large blaze near Two Bridges

A gorse fire on Dartmoor on Easter Monday is being treated as arson.

Devon and Dorset Fire and Rescue were alerted to the blaze just before 9.30pm to what was described a hedge fire on the side of the road at Dunnabridge, to the east of Two Bridges.

When they got there, crews confirmed a large area of gorse was well alight and requested further assistance. Two fire crews from Tavistock and a water bowser from Plympton joined the first one from Yelverton.

Crews used low pressure hose reel jets and allowed the fire burn out to a natural fire break to extinguish the fire.

The cause of the fire was deliberate and police are investigating.

This video is from BBC Spotlight.

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