Army live Firing Upset Locals By Causing Fires On Salisbury Plain

Posted on July 10, 2018

The Army is set to resume live firing on Salisbury Plain despite it causing fires which nearby villagers say are making their lives a misery. The Ministry of Defence said it would leave the fires to burn out as there was no risk to life or property. Mark Pollard, who lives nearby in Shrewton, said: “There were a few days where it was pretty acrid, the whole village was covered in smoke.” Fire services say they can only access fires at the edge of the firing range. The first fire began on 2 July and now there are about three to four fires letting off plumes of black smoke.

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