Another large fire broke out at a packed beach in Bournemouth, England, just when sun-seekers were enjoying the hot weather. According to an eyewitness, who claimed to have seen someone ‘throw a flare’ behind one of the beach huts, which then sparked a large blaze on the grass on the beach, the fire started around 3.30p.m.
However, Police wrote on Facebook that: “There is currently a fire in foliage in the area of Pier Approach. Everything is under control, but we ask you please to AVOID THE AREA at the current time to allow Emergency Services to deal with it swiftly and effectively. There was a scream and the smoke went up the cliff. The fire started immediately after that.”
Meanwhile a spokesman for Dorset Police said; “Dorset Police is currently assisting the fire service following a fire along the cliffs on Undercliff Drive in Bournemouth. The fire is at East Cliff between Pier Approach toward Boscombe pier. Officers have set up a cordon and assisting the fire service who are tackling the blaze.”
“A section of the promenade has been evacuated as a precaution. There have not been any reports of any injuries. We advise people to avoid the area while emergency services deal with the incident,” he added.