Fire crews have called for drivers not to obstruct access routes around Chasewater after struggling to reach an incident for the second time in 24 hours.

Engines were called to the popular Burntwood beauty spot yesterday afternoon (28th May).

But they had to travel on foot to the incident after parked cars blocked their route.

It came less than a day after a similar incident saw them unable to tackle a fire for more than 20 minutes.

A spokesperson for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said:

“For the second time in less than 24 hours our crews were delayed on route to a fire at Chasewater Country Park due to inconsiderate parking.

“They had to make their way on foot instead.

“We must stress the importance of parking responsibly & leaving enough room for emergency vehicles.”

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson


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One reply on “Fire crews in plea to drivers after parked cars delayed their arrival at Chasewater blaze for the second time in 24 hours”

  1. If lives are at risk the fire crews should use the fire to push the offending vehicles out of the way. Police should then contact and fine the owners.

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