Firefighters tackle huge grass fire in the Cotswolds

Firefighters have spent 12 hours tackling a huge grassland fire in the Cotswolds.

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service were called to Oldbury-on-the-Hill, near Didmarton, at 1.44pm on Sunday.

The fire spread to three fields, covering 110,000 square metres, and damaged farm machinery. 

Seven engines attended the scene and used hose reels, breathing apparatus and water carrying rucksacks to extinguish the fire.

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Two fire engines came from Stroud, with further engines coming from Tetbury, Nailsworth, Wotton-under-Edge, Dursley and Yate.

The stop signal was received at 1.50am today although two engines remain on site to make the area safe.

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