A fire in Upper Wardington caused by dry pine needles and leylandii cuttings is being put out behind Brakespear’s barn as your correspondent is writing. Two fire appliances are on the scene and the fire is now under control. The whole of Upper Wardington came out to see what was happening and once it was established that no people or property were in danger, there was great excitement amongst the children especially. The fire hydrant in the road by the old pool was used to supply water to the fire appliances and the children were on hand to ensure that there was enough torchlight for the firefighters to see the connection!