Fish saved during sweltering heat by fire crews
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Oxygen was pumped into a Suffolk pond in a bid to save fish during the extreme heat.
A Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service crew was called just after 2pm to the Newt Pond in Castle Hill Recreation Ground, Haverhill.
Assisting the Environment Agency, the Haverhill crew oxygenated the Newt Pond using fresh water to preserve the pond life within it.
The fire crew was supported in the rescue by the fisheries team of the Environment Agency based at Kelvedon, Essex.
It came as temperatures hit highs of 33.7C in nearby Cavendish, Suffolk during a scorching summer heatwave.
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Hot summer weather can cause serious problems for pond life with increased temperatures meaning less oxygen for fish.
Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service tweeted: "Our Haverhill crew were called to assist the Environment Agency with oxygenating a local pond using fresh water to preserve the pond life in the Newt Pond on Castle Hill Recreation Ground during the extreme weather conditions."
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