I’m seeing fires all over the country now, nature reserves (arson) woodlands and fields are going-up on a daily basis.
The Isle of Thanet Extra reports that fire-fighters successfully prevented a fire from spreading to a 60-acre field of dry standing corn at Shallows Road off St Peter’s Road in St Peter’s on Monday evening.
A spokesman said: "We had to get across a narrow bridge along a rickety farm track to reach the field. The fire was in a pile of dumped rubbish in grass next to the cornfield.
"We got to it with inches to spare - if the flames had caught the corn alight, it would have destroyed the field."
One near Rochester wasn’t so lucky.