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Upper Rock Fire Started Accidentally


A fire in the Upper Rock Nature Reserve this afternoon was started accidentally – according to investigators at the scene.

At 1744, a member of the public called the RGP’s Control Room to report that there was smoke coming from the area of Bruce’s Farm.

Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Services and the Royal Gibraltar Police were deployed to the area.

At 1827, fire-fighters confirmed that the fire was contained.

An RGP spokesman said: “We would like to reassure the public that there is no suspected foul play in relation to this afternoon’s fire in the Upper Rock.

“We’d like to thank the member of the public for reporting the fire and our colleagues in the GFRS for their prompt action, which has helped avert a major incident this afternoon.”