Sun causes grass fire

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

HOT June sun­shine caused a patch of grass to set on fire in Peter­bor­ough.

Fire­fight­ers from Peter­bor­ough Vol­un­teers and Thor­ney were called to re­ports of grass on fire at around 7pm on Wed­nes­day on the side of the north­bound car­riage­way of Frank Perkins Park­way.

A spokesman said: “As the weather heats up, grass and veg­e­ta­tion get dryer, mak­ing it more likely to catch fire if a cig­a­rette is thrown out of a win­dow.

“Al­though this fire was small, verge fires can spread quickly, en­gulf­ing veg­e­ta­tion and de­stroy­ing the home of nat­u­ral wildlife.”

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