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Friday, 21 May 2010

Heathland fire on military training ground near Deepcut

Fires currently rage across a "very large geographic area" on a military training ground near Deepcut, Surrey, although Surrey Fire and Rescue Service stress there's currently no threat to nearby property due to adequate fire-breaks around the perimeter of the training ground.

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.
A large amount of unexploded ordnance could be heard detonating every couple of seconds or so in the hour I spent on the heath.

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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1 comment:

  1. More pictures in my blog


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