Gorse Fire Sees Helicopter Dropping Sea Water on Cliff Edge

    The reignition of a gorse fire at a South Devon beauty spot has led to a helicopter dropping 450 litre buckets of sea water over the area. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue crews coordinated the effort alongside the National Trust and AH Helicopter Services Ltd in a bid to tackle the blaze at Bolberry Down, near Salcombe.

    Remarkable footage shows the helicopter fitted with a bucket, repeatedly dropping hundreds of litres of sea water over the smouldering cliff edge. As a result, the fire was extinguished before it could spread any further.

    Read more on this story at Devon Live

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