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Nottinghamshire fire crews spent 598 hours fighting deliberate fires in 2020




Fire crews have revealed how many hours they have spent fighting deliberate fires over the past five months.

Firefighters in Nottinghamshire have spent a total of 598 hours so far this year fighting fires that have been started deliberately.

On May 22, 20,000 sqm of undergrowth was set alight in Oak Tree Heath Nature Reserve, Mansfield. Four fire engines attended the deliberate fire at around 2.10pm, which took four hours to extinguish meaning they were not available to be mobilised to other potential incidents in the area.
On May 22, 20,000 sqm of undergrowth was set alight in Oak Tree Heath Nature Reserve, Mansfield. Four fire engines attended the deliberate fire at around 2.10pm, which took four hours to extinguish meaning they were not available to be mobilised to other potential incidents in the area.

In the past month alone, crews across the county have attended 170 secondary fires, with a marked increase in incidents being seen in both Newark and Sherwood and Mansfield.


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