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'Deliberate' Fire Spread A Square Mile

Wednesday April 17 2013

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A FIRE which caught hold of reeds at a farm in Shafton spread to an area a mile square.

Three fire engines and 15 firemen were called to the blaze at Holly Farm, Hawthorne Street at 4.15pm last Friday.

A fire service spokesman said they were there until about 7.50pm. The reeds, which were about seven to eight feet high, were set alight deliberately, they added. 

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