Fire sweeps through town allotments site

A fire in allotments in Ashington last Tuesday evening. Photo by Jackie Rossi
A fire in allotments in Ashington last Tuesday evening. Photo by Jackie Rossi
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A FIRE broke out at an allotments site in Ashington last week.

Police and the fire service attended the blaze in Woodhorn Road at around 8.30pm on Wednesday, November 21.

A spokesperson from the fire service said 50 by 50 square metres of the allotments and their buildings were alight.

Three pumps were used, as well as two hose reels and three jets, and gas cylinders were removed from area.

Flames could be seen from nearby houses.

Fire officers believe there is nothing suspicious about the incident at the current time.