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Winchester firefighters stop 80ft tree going up in flames
10:19am Monday 24th March 2014 in News
FIREFIGHTERS stopped an 80ft tree going up in flames.
A crew from Winchester fire station attended the blaze inside a beech tree at St Catherine’s Hill, Winchester, on Saturday.
Watch manager Chris Roper said that a small fire had been started nearby at the beauty spot, which had spread up the tree’s roots.
He said: “It looks like a fire had been started either to keep people warm or cook food and it spread into the tree internally. We had to call for chainsaws to cut a section out of the tree so we could put it out.”
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