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Southend Garons Park sees ‘deliberate’ grass fire

Written by Javed Iqbal

FIRE BRIGHTERS were called to tackle a “deliberate” grass fire in a popular Southend park.

Crews were called to Garons Park in Southend yesterday afternoon following reports of a grass fire.

Upon arrival, approximately 17.45, the firefighters confirmed that approximately two hectares of grass and heath were alight.

Essex Fire believe the fire may have been deliberate.

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Two crews from Southend and one from Shoebury tackled the blaze for almost an hour.

They used hose reels and water backpacks to extinguish the fire at 18.20.

A spokesman for Essex Fire and Rescue Service said: “Crews were called to a grass fire at Garons Park in Southend earlier today.

“We believe this fire may have been caused intentionally.”

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