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Bonfire ignites field in Horley



A small bonfire caused a field to catch fire this afternoon in Horley.

Surrey fire and rescue supported by crew from Salford’s attended the fire after it was was spotted from the main road.

Thick black smoke was seen crossing across Balcombe Rd and the fire service tweeted drivers to be aware and to drive slowly.

The fire was quickly extinguished and fire crews remained onsite to dampen down the burnt ashes.

Noone was hurt or affected by the fire which is thought to have been started by sparks from the bonfire.


Arson attack in Gossops Green as two cars are burnt out and two houses damaged

Police are seeking information about an incident in Crawley in which fire damage was caused to two cars and two houses.



At about 9.30pm on Friday 28 September, in Tintern Road, Crawley a car was set alight.

The fire spread to a car next to it and to the windows and guttering of two adjacent houses.

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The cars, which were burnt out, were parked and unoccupied and nobody in the houses was hurt.

Police Investigator Sean Tucker said:

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“The initial fire was caused deliberately. If you saw what happened or have any other information please contact us online or call 101, quoting serial 1280 of 28/09.”

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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