Woodland fire at Tedstone Delamere
Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service were called to a large woodland fire at Pix Hill in Tedstone Delamere, near Bromyard, at 9:48am on Thursday 24 June 2010.
Two fire appliances from Bromyard attended along with one from Worcester and one from Malvern. A water carrier from Bewdley was also used along with two off-road Argocat and two Pinzgauer vehicles, from Stourport and Malvern.
The fire had started as controlled burning with fire breaks in approximately 5-10 hectares of woodland that had been cleared by a tree felling company. As the fire took hold, and due to the conditions, the fire cleared the fire brakes in several locations.
Firefighters used water and beaters to manage the controlled burning and prevent further spread of the fire whilst limiting the amount of smoke that was drifting towards nearby properties.
Station Manager Phil Russell said, “It is important to take account of the prevailing conditions before starting any fire – especially in the hot dry weather which we are currently experiencing.”
Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service anticipate the incident to be concluded by lunchtime today (Friday 25 June, 2010).