Blowtorch used to kill weeds causes tree fire

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Residents are being urged to be careful when burning garden waste after firefighters were called to a fire in the front garden of a property in Bollinwood Chase at 3.25pm today (Sunday, 17th May).

On arrival the crew found a tree had caught fire due to the occupier burning weeds with a blowtorch which then caught the tree as it was very dry.

A hose reel was used to extinguish the fire.

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