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“For someone to do this deliberately is beyond belief” Grass fire on Mousehold heath believed to be started on purpose

PUBLISHED: 07:41 17 July 2018 | UPDATED: 07:41 17 July 2018

A fire engine. Photo: Denise Bradley

A fire engine. Photo: Denise Bradley

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A fire on Mousehold Heath is believed to have been started deliberately.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue service were called to the area shortly after 6.30pm on Monday, July 16 following reports of a grass fire.

Two fire engines attended the scene using hose jets to extinguish the blaze.

Speaking to BBC Radio Norfolk Rob Burling Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service watch manager said: “Eye witnesses spotted school children starting the fire and running off. Dry conditions like this your not only putting yourselves at risk. If you are starting fires you are putting other members of the public at risk, especially in such a highly populated areas as this.

“For someone to do this deliberately is beyond belief.”

Fire crews were again called to Mousehold Heath shortly after 6.15 this morning. One fire engine attended reports of a small fire in the open.

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