Oxfordshire: Firefighters rush to the scene of a ‘large pile of mud’ fire

Firefighters rushed to the scene of a large mudpile fire this afternoon.

Crews from Eynsham Fire Station and Wheatley Fire Station rushed to the scene of the blaze to discover a large pile of burning mud.

Firefighters acted quickly on the blaze, which was in the open air in Charlton on Otmoor, using hose reel jets.

Image: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue

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The teams’ action prevented the fire from spreading to surrounding fields and straw bales.

A spokesperson for Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue said: “With this heat and dry conditions, please remain alert for signs of fire during this higher risk period.”

Oxford Mail: Photo: Oxfordshire Fire and RescueImage: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue

Today the Met Office issued an amber warning for ‘extreme heat’ in Oxfordshire, with impacts to people and infrastructure due to the expected heat wave.

This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

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