Friday, 21 May 2010
Heathland fire on military training ground near Deepcut
At times smoke could be seen in Farnborough approx 3 miles to the west.
11 fire appliances from 3 neighbouring stations are currently at the scene between Deepcut, Pirbright, Lightwater and West End.
The Territorial Army are at the scene to advise the fire brigade on safe routes through the site, although the current strategy is to protect the perimeter.
The site has been in use for "live fire" training for over 100 years. A source at the scene told me a large amount of unexploded weaponry had built up on the range over time.
Below is a selection of photos I took at the scene, the full set is on our photo site.
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Posted by James Firth at 13:01