Firefighters tackle camp site blaze and M6 vehicle fire on another busy day

Fire crews from three different stations in Cumbria tackled a large blaze that spread out of control on a camp site as part of another busy day of firefighting.

The crews from Lazonby, Shap & Patterdale got the camp site blaze under control using four main jets and eight breathing apparatus before the Lazonby crew were called out to help extinguish a vehicle fire on the M6.

In addition to tackling the two fires, the Lazonby crew also held its weekly drill night, with some water relay and wildfire training. This included the use of improvised monitors and dams at Penrith.

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service welcomed the cooler weather yesterday following two days of record-breaking scorching temperatures, but warned: “It is still incredibly dry out there.”

The service said there remains a real risk of wildfires over the next few days and urged the public: “Help us prevent them. Don’t light fires in rural areas, leave the BBQs at home and take a picnic instead, and take your rubbish with you.”

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Lancs Live – Cumbria