Dry weather sees busy Sunday for fire crews around Sleaford

Sleaford area firefighters were called to a number of field and grass fires in the continuing dry weather on Sunday.
Sleaford fire station.Sleaford fire station.
Sleaford fire station.

At 11.40am yesterday morning crews from Billingborough and Donington attended a fire on Billingborough Drove, Billingborough.

Approximately 200m by 30m of grass on the bankside was burned before being put out using hoses, beaters and a water backpack.

Then, a crew from Grantham was called to a fire off the A52 near Welby at about 3.19pm in the afternoon.

Approximately 60m by 5m of waste straw was destroyed in the fire, said to have spread from controlled burning left unattended.

They extinguished it using a hose and a drag.

Later at 7.19pm the Sleaford fire crew was sent to Whitehouse Road, Ruskington to a tree stump on fire and used a water backpack to extinguish it.

It was said to have been caused by carelessly discarded smoking materials, according to the fire service.

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