Large area of Nottinghamshire woodland destroyed in deliberate fire

Crews from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service attended an incident this morning where 2,000 square metres of woodland was deliberately set alight.

By Katrina Taylor
Sunday, 28th March 2021, 4:26 pm
A 2,000 square metre area of woodland was ablaze.
A 2,000 square metre area of woodland was ablaze.

Crews from Nottinghamshire were called to Ollerton Pit Tip in the early hours of this morning as a large area of woodland was alight, which fire crews described as ‘deliberate’.

Edwinstowe were first on the scene, with calls being made for Tuxford crews to assist as the fire raged on.

Crews arrived to find a large area of the local beauty spot alight, with bottles, cans and firelighters strewn around the ground, in distressing scenes for nature lovers.

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A large amount of rubbish was strewn around the ground and firelighters were discovered at the scene.

Tuxford Fire Station said: “Early call this morning for the crew as they were mobilised to assist our colleagues from Edwinstowe Fire Station with an incident at Ollerton Pit Tip.

"This was 2000 square metres of nature destroyed by deliberate fire.

"Crews used beaters to deal with the remaining pockets of fire.”

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