Major gorse fire scorches Woodbury Common

20 fire crews tackled a major gorse fire which broke out on Woodbury Common in Devon. Five firefighters were injured.

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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.

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