Burnt gorse

Posted by Ken Edwards on Thursday, March 22, 2012 Under: Hastings

A large area of gorse and heather caught fire on the East Hill, overlooking Hastings Old Town, yesterday evening (21 March). BBC Sussex reports that firefighters managed to put out the conflagration, though not before some houses 
below on Tackleway and All Saints Street were evacuated as a precaution. My picture was taken this morning - you can see that there is still some smouldering.

(PS: And in the background you can glimpse the remains of another, more serious fire: Hastings Pier, this week the subject of a compulsory purchase order by Hastings Borough Council after its owners failed to respond to all attempts to contact them.)

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