Fire crews extinguish tree blaze

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Firefighters from Clitheroe pumped water from local sports facilities to extinguish a fire started at the base of a hollow tree.

The crew were called out to a tree on fire behind Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Road, Clitheroe, on Saturday afternoon.

Firefighters attend a tree on fire on the field behind Ribblesdale Pool. Photo by Jonathan Haworth. (s)

Firefighters attend a tree on fire on the field behind Ribblesdale Pool. Photo by Jonathan Haworth. (s)

It is believed the fire was started in the bottom of the tree trunk by a group of youths who have also targeted the same wooded area before.

The firemen used thermal imaging cameras on the tree trunk and drenched the tree’s bark with water.