SU6100 : Putting out the fire, Forton Lake

taken 10 years ago, near to Hardway, Hampshire, Great Britain

Putting out the fire, Forton Lake
Putting out the fire, Forton Lake
These wooden pontoons are often set alight by arsonists...here, a firefighter has just walked along the north shore from the bridge as there isn't another way to access this particular pontoon, and is in the process of putting out the fire. It died down quickly, but didn't completely "die off" until a few hours later.

Things like these, I think, showcase just what the firefighters' job isn't - to be occupied with snuffing out a rotting pontoon, rather than be ready to assist with, say, a burning building. It does often strike me that whoever has the idea to start a fire in a place like this...isn't the brightest spark to say the least...
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Date Taken
Monday, 16 June, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 1 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6129 0090 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:48.2654N 1:7.8949W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6132 0072
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