Photo: Cowes Fire Station



The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service has been in attendance at a fire in the open in Northwood Park this morning (Monday).

The retained appliance was called to the scene at 08:37 where a hedgerow and section of grass in the park, approximately 40 metres by 1 metre in size, was found to be well alight.

Firefighters used pitchforks and a hosereel jet to extinguish the fire, which has caused significant damage to the ornate hedgerow which separates the bowling green from the main public areas of the park.

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The blaze is thought to have been started by a misused and recklessly disposed of firework – with the charred remnants of the casing being found within the burnt area of hedge.


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Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
1 month ago

On the way to school, presumably. We seem to be descending into a normality of feral behaviour.

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