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SUMMER OF FIRE
written by LONDON FIRE JOURNAL on the 16th July 2018 at 19:23

Photo: Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

Drought led to an outbreak of grass fires from Manchester to London during the summer of 2018.

In London, more than 200 firefighters battled a peat fire on Wanstead Flats, one of the largest ever in fire brigade history, on July 15.

``Peat fires are complex because they burn underground and travel before reappearing above the surface somewhere different,'' Allen Perez, deputy commissioner of the London Fire Brigade, said.

 Originally posted at http://londonfirejournal.blogspot.com/2018/07/summer-of-fire.html...

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