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New cloud formation over Woodbury Common

This weekend's gorse fire resulted in a particular kind of cloud. Credit: Daniel Lowe

The fire at Woodbury Common near Exeter this weekend produced a type of cloud that has only recently been recognised by the World Meteorological Organisation.

The cloud type known as cumulus flammagenitus is caused when smoke from a fire helps cloud formation.



High winds render teepee 'unsafe'

Fire services were called out to a village in Wiltshire after strong winds made a teepee tent unsafe.

The structure was dismantled under controlled conditions.

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