Fire at Chat Tor

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Fire at Chat Tor

#1 Postby NorfolkDumplings » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:40 am

Having seen the flames and the speed that the fire moved, Why did people think it was a good idea to sit on Brat Tor and watch the fire?. Are some people mad or just stupid.

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#2 Postby The Sly Fox » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:28 pm

I think some people are both mad and stupid.
The mind boggles :roll:
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#3 Postby John » Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:50 pm

Was this an actual fire or swaling?

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#4 Postby Sowerby Streaker » Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:08 pm

Havn't read what they decided, but the swaling season ended end March and any farmer must get special permission to swale in the next 2 weeks. I was out upon Corn Ridge and met several groups of Ten Torers going over to Kitty, then Chat, then Sharp the Doe tor. I think some of them would have been directly in that line of the fire but never heard that anyone actually got caught or hurt in it. The burnt area is massive, wonder how many boxes got caught in it :cry: I did hear no animals got hurt .

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Chat Tor Fire

#5 Postby NorfolkDumplings » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:25 am

The fire was started when a group of Ten Tors who were training knocked over their stove and started the fire, when they couldn't stop it the phoned 999.

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#6 Postby Sowerby Streaker » Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:14 pm

:cry: Wondered if it was one of the teams that passed me by. I picked up a map from one of them and saw the route they were to take which showed them walking from Kitty to Chat tor. As another team came by I gave the map to them ans they said they were part of the same group. Lets hope they have learned a very valuable lesson from this and be more carefull when out on the moors.


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