Rescue teams practice dealing with summer forest fires

Part of the exercise in Thetford Forest. Credit: ITV Anglia

During a hot spell large areas of woodland like Thetford Forest are at risk of wildfire. Today, teams from across our region and the UK pulled together in a major training exercise to learn how to deal with it.

See Kate Prout's report here

Five of the country's 51 high volume pumps (HVPs) were brought into the forest to pump gallons of water from the Little Ouse river at Santon Downham along 13 kilometres of water.

The exercise also involved a search for a missing person