Fire crews called to sand dunes near Hartlepool Golf Course to tackle another grass fire

Crews from Cleveland Fire Brigade were called to the sand dunes near Hartlepool Golf Course after receiving reports of another grass fire.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 12:10 pm

One engine from Billingham was called to the scene at around 8pm on Thursday, April 15, with a spokesperson for Cleveland Fire Brigade saying the following day: “It was a very small grass fire and we had one engine from Billingham in attendance.”

The cause of the latest blaze is currently unknown at this time.

It is the second time in a number of weeks that crews have called to the same coastal area of Hartlepool.

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Thursday night's fire near Hartlepool Golf Club.

Speaking ahead of the Easter weekend at the start of the month, a Cleveland Fire Brigade spokesperson commented: “Over the last few days we have seen a significant increase in deliberate fire incidents in areas where large groups of youths are gathering.

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"These incidents divert resources away from real emergencies and put our staff in danger.

"We have also been subject to violence and acts of vandalism when attending these incidents to protect the public we will not tolerate such attacks and will use any evidence we have from our CCTV cameras to support the police to secure a prosecution.”

Cleveland Fire Brigade were also called to R & B Recycling, in Baltic Street, Hartlepool on Thursday after a fire broke out and destroyed half a tonne of recycling material.

The fire service arrived at 7.15pm and the blaze was extinguished by 8pm.

A Cleveland Fire Brigade spokesperson said two engines attended and the cause of the fire is still being investigated.

They added: “We can confirm we attended a fire at R & B Recycling, Baltic Street, Hartlepool – half a tonne of recycling material destroyed. Two engines attended. Engines arrived at 19.15 and away by 8pm.”

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