Zetland FM Local News - 16th March 2022
Residents have expressed anger and frustation as the Eston Hills have again been hit by multiple fires;
The volunteers of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat were called into action our area yesterday;
...and Northumbrian Water have provided an update after emergency repairs were carried out on a usually busy Saltburn car park.
Residents have expressed anger and frustation as the Eston Hills have again been hit by multiple fires.
Cleveland Fire Brigade were called at 2pm yesterday about the fires which were still burning as darkness fell.
Smoke could be seen from miles around as areas of the beauty spot went up in flames.
The brigade said they have a "dusk til dawn" policy regarding fire on the hills as there is no risk to life and to ensure the safety of the crews. A spokesperson stold Teesside Live they will "monitor the situation".
It is not yet known how the fires started but it was reported there were also blazes on the hills on Sunday and Monday. Some residents believe the fires were started deliberately, as in the past.
The volunteers of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat were called into action our area yesterday.
Just after ten to three yesterday afternoon the Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched to the aid of a vessel.
The vessel was then towed to Paddy's Hole, and the lifeboat was able to return to the lifeboat station.
Northumbrian Water have provided an update after emergency repairs were carried out on a usually busy Saltburn car park.
Following 'lengthy and complex' engineering work, a custom-made new pipe and fittings were manufactured over the weekend and delivered to site and installed on Monday and Tuesday.
The company anticipate that the work at Cat Nab car park will be completed by the end of today.
Now that the essential work has been carried out by Northumbrian Water, their focus will turn to careful work to restore normal service through the network for the first time since the original sewer was damaged by a third party working on the car park on behalf of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.
The excavation work that took place last week also unveiled secondary damage to another pipe. While this is not currently causing any environmental impact, work will take place this week to repair that pipe.