Dartford Heath’s on fire for the THIRD time within two days

PUBLISHED: 13:01 02 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:04 02 June 2017




Less than a month ago, firefighters called for public to help stamp out arsonists

Firefighters are once again battling fire at Dartford Heath.

Crews have been called to two seperate areas of the heath today, with the initial call coming in just before midday.

Three fire engines, two from Kent Fire and Rescue, and another from London Fire Brigade are currently dealing with a second large blaze, which has successfully been surrounded.

The heathland is becoming somewhat notoious now for its regular appeal to arsonists.

Firefighters put out a fire in the area only yesterday, and less than a month ago, they released a statement calling for people to stop deliberately setting fire to the heath.

Dartford watch manager from Kent Fire and Rescue, Vince Lewis, said: “Help us do our job which is to protect the community. If you see anyone starting fires on purpose, please call 999 immediately.

“Setting fires to grass, bushes and rubbish is dangerous. These types of fires can quickly take hold and develop into larger fires putting the environment, property and lives at risk.

“Anyone with information on suspected arsonists - no matter how small the incident may be - is urged to either contact the police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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