Firefighters will return to the Ashdown Forest in Sussex later this morning to make checks following a heath fire that covered 20 hectares. At its height, nearly 50 firefighters were tackling the blaze, which started just before 2pm on 5th June 2013.
Sixteen fire crews comprising of about 80 firefighters are now on the scene of a fire in the Ashdown Forest in Sussex. The police helicopter is being used to direct crews on the ground.
There is a large fire in the Ashdown Forest, with 20 hectares of land alight. Ten fire engines from both East and West Sussex Fire and Rescue services are at the scene.
More to follow.
Thirty fire fighters have been tackling a blaze at Ashdown Forest in East Sussex overnight. Crews were called to Nutley just before 9pm and spent two hours bringing the fire under control. An area of 300 metres was destroyed. Crews will return to the site this morning to access the damage.
Three kittens found dumped in a holdall in the Ashdown Forest are lucky to be alive say staff from the Cats Protection's National Cat Adoption Centre. The trio, now named Piglet, Forest and Fidget, are not wild so would have struggled to survive being dumped.
– Danielle Draper, Manager of the National Cat Adoption Centre
“These are domesticated kittens who would never have been able to fend for themselves, particularly during this cold snap.
“The bag they had been dumped in was filthy with faeces so we're pretty sure they had been contained in it but had managed to wriggle free. Had they not, they may never have been discovered.
“It is very sad to think of these very friendly kittens being dumped in the middle of nowhere and just left for dead, they are very fortunate to have been spotted by walkers."
Three kittens found dumped in a holdall in the Ashdown Forest are recovering at the Cats Protection's National Cat Adoption Centre. The black and white felines were found by a member of the public who alerted staff from Cats Protection.
A trio of moggies, roughly five months old, have been found in a holdall in Ashdown Forest. The kittens were discovered by a member of the public and they alerted the Cats Protection's National Cat Adoption Centre, in nearby Chelwood Gate.
The young animals are now recovering at the adoption centre.