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Nuisance fires continue in west Cumbria

Cumbria fire and rescue service are warning of the dangers of nuisance fires after a dramatic rise in incidents across the county.

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1km grass fire near Cleator Moor

Six fire engines attended a grass fire stretching more then one kilometre in length last night (10th April).

Grass and gorse was set on fire at Cobble Hall near Cleator Moor in west Cumbria.

The fire is the latest in a spate of nuisance fires, with the fire service estimating that more than 60 fires have been deliberately started in the past two weeks alone in the county.

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service believe the fires are a result of the Easter school holidays, and are urging parents to be extra vigilant.

Below is some footage from the gorse fire at Cobble Hall last night:

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