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3:30 PM

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19/04/2022

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Woburn Sands

3:30 PM, Tuesday 19 April, 2022

Large pile of rubbish on fire

Paddocks Lane, Woburn Sands

At the height of the fire, two appliances and crews from West Ashland, one from Broughton, one from Bedfordshire and one from Aylesbury were in attendance, along with one officer.

A large bonfire consisting of discarded foliage and rubbish, measuring approximately 70m by 40m by 10m, had been left unattended. The deep-seated fire was spreading to affect nearby vehicles.

The firefighters used:

  • Two main jets
  • Two fog spike lances
  • One hose reel
  • Small gear
  • Lighting
  • A thermal imaging camera
  • One 1,0000 litre dam
  • A water bowser was used to help provide a water relay

Thames Valley Police closed Bow Brickhill Road to enable water supplies to be delivered to the scene.

Two tele-handler equipped machines were made available to the crews to help break up and turn over the contents of the bonfire.

The incident response was scaled back at around 11.30pm, although firefighters remained on the scene over-night.

The road was reopened shortly before 4am.