Bonfires keep fire crews busy

FIREFIGHTERS were called to two bonfires in the area yesterday (August 7).

At 3pm, crews from East Wittering and Chichester set off to West Wittering beach, where there was a ‘large out of control bonfire’ affecting the hedgerows.

Three hose reels were used to fight the fire, and the incident was left with the West Wittering Estate.

At 10.15pm, the fire service was called again, but this time to Fishbourne.

There was an out of control bonfire in the garden of a property in Chequer Lane.

Firefighters from Chichester extinguished the fire with buckets of water, and left at 10.30pm.