Wildfires Blaze As Parched UK's Turning Drier Than The Sahara

Daily Express|June 1, 2020

Wildfires Blaze As Parched UK's Turning Drier Than The Sahara
Wildfires have broken out across the country as high temperatures, low rainfall and dry vegetation provide “all the ingredients for blazes to spread”.
Chris Riches

The fire alert comes as farmers fear crops are starting to wilt while water companies urge against wasting water amid fears of a hosepipe ban.

Firefighters in Surrey have tackled a 20-hectare blaze at Thursley Common, near Farnham, in the driest May since records began in 1896.

Residents from 14 homes nearby were evacuated.

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June 1, 2020