Fire on Dartmoor, Tuesday evening 27th April

The fire broke out on Dartmoor on the evening of Tuesday 27th April around 7:30pm near Jurston Cross, 4 miles southwest of Moretonhampstead close to the Postbridge to Moretonhampstead road. 

According to a statement issued by Devon and Somerset Fire Service at 22:25:

“We currently have fire engines from Chagford, Okehampton, Torrington and Bovey Tracey in attendance alongside a water carrier from Danes Castle ( Exeter ), an all-terrain vehicle from Bovey Tracey and 3 further 4×4 vehicles from Chagford, Okehampton and Bovey Tracey.

Steady progress is being made tackling the 200-metre fire front using beaters, 1 hose reel jet, fogging units and a wildfire pump.”

The fire was largely extinguished shortly before 10pm. The photos were sent to us by Mike Rego.

The fire about 9:30pm looking northeastwards from Jurston Cross on the Postbridge – Moretonhampstead road. Credit Mike Rego
Fire crew setting out to tackle the blaze using an all-terrain vehicle. Credit Mike Rego
The fire about 9:45pm, looking westwards from the Postbridge – Moretonhampstead road. Credit Mike Rego