Sheffield fire: Crew in 48-hour battle as huge blaze engulfs forest: ‘Where is the rain?’

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Crews from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service with three fire engines and a dedicated wildfire vehicle are still trying to put out the fire in Wharncliffe Woods, Oughtibridge, that broke out on Sunday afternoon.

In a statement today, the service said: “We remain at the wildfire in Warncliffe Woods, Oughtibridge, as the fire continues to burn.

“We were called at 2.10pm yesterday and at its height there were four fire engines and a wildfire unit (around 20 firefighters) involved in tackling the fire.

“There remains three fire engines, a water bowser and a wildfire unit (so again around 20 firefighters) on scene this morning.

“It’s estimated around 20,000 square metres of woodland has been on fire.

“The fire is largely surrounded and under control but it’s a large area, so crews will likely be there all day.”

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