It's apparently been the biggest fire in Surrey Heath for seven years, and it's covered an area of over 500 acres :( Kudos to our great fire crews who've really gone above and beyond these last few days.
Although I know heath fires are just part of life in this area, it still saddens me every summer. I cant help thinking about all the poor little animals and birds caught up in it all. Thankfully as bad as this fire was, it's miniscule compared to what Australia was enduring eafrlier this year, and what California is dealing with right now, so I hope that many of them found their way to safety.
When I go into the Country Park in our village, and climb to the top of High Curley, the tallest - and probably only - hill in Surrey Heath, (it's nothing to shout about, only about 100 metres above sea level), all I can see from there is green. In every direction. And I hate the thought of any of it burning.
I don't know if this will be the last fire of the year - I truly hope so, but who knows.