Accidents and incidents, Randaberg | Grass fire near Varen: – Be careful and show consideration

Accidents and incidents, Randaberg | Grass fire near Varen: – Be careful and show consideration
Accidents and incidents, Randaberg | Grass fire near Varen: – Be careful and show consideration
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Crews from Kvernevik fire station respond to a report of a grass fire near Varen. This is reported by Rogaland Fire and Rescue IKS on Twitter/X.

At 12:13, the Sør-Vest police district reports that the grass fire must have started near Vår Energi Arena Randaberg.

At 12:23 the police report that the fire has been extinguished, but that the cause of the fire is not known. No injuries are reported.

The emergency services tell Bygdebladet’s dispatcher that it is about an area of ​​10 square meters that has been scorched.

– The case concerns a small grass fire of 10-15 square metres. The nearest homeowner was responsible for extinguishing the fire himself with a house fire hose. We have now gone over the area and added more water to be sure of the conditions, says emergency manager Stig Haugland.

– What is important now is that people are careful when using open flames in connection with barbecues. The forest fire index gets redder and redder throughout the week. To show caution with regard to barbecues and the use of open fires outdoors, especially when we have strong winds.

On Monday morning, the Meteorological Institute sent out a yellow warning about the risk of grass and heather fires in parts of Rogaland county due to little rainfall recently.

– One stray spark now can quickly lead to a major wildfire. We encourage everyone to be extra careful with fires outdoors, the fire service announced on Twitter/X on Monday morning.

At 12:52 the police report to the scene and open a case for further investigations into the incident.

The article is in Norwegian

Norway

Tags: Accidents incidents Randaberg Grass fire Varen careful show consideration

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