Firefighters battle large grass fire in Mansfield through the night

The photo was taken by Firefighter Jamie Wragg.
The photo was taken by Firefighter Jamie Wragg.

Firefighters have tackled a grass fire in Mansfield which spanned 3,000 square metres.

Crews from Blidworth, Mansfield and Edwinstowe attended the fire off Eakring Road, Mansfield, at 6.47pm yesterday and tackled the fire through the night.

A spokesman from Blidworth Fire Station said: "A tough night battling several large gorse fire in the Oaktree Lane area."

A Nottinghamshire Fore & Rescue spokesman said: "It was approximately 3,000 sqaure metres of grass and undergrowth was involved in fire.

"Flexipacks of water and beaters were used to extinguish the blaze."

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