Portland fire crews extinguish out of control bonfire

Portland fire crews extinguish out of control bonfire

Published by George Sharpe at 6:49pm 10th December 2019.

Crews from Portland were called to a large, out of control bonfire today.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue were called to Grove Road around 1pm to a bonfire that was around 7 meters across.

They extinguished it using a 45mm main line hose and a hay rake.

Portland fire crews extinguish out of control bonfire on Grove Road.

Crew manager, Warren Tizard:

"Incidents such as this one just show how critical it is to have on call fire fighters able to respond during working hours, this fire could quite easily have spread."