The 'Fire Enhancement Practice' during the COVID 19 Retreat
We are sorry that it has taken so long to send this newsletter. Gomde is currently in the centre of a wild fire that has been raging through the Hatfield Moor and the Lindholme Hall estate for the last seven days. The road to Gomde is closed and only emergency vehicles allowed in.
We are just drawing breath. It is as if we are under siege; since Monday we have gradually been surrounded on three sides by fire and burnt areas that repeatedly ignite. Currently we estimate that 40% of the Hatfield Moor and 25 acres of the Lindholme island have been burnt. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions we have not been able to draw on the steadfast support of our local volunteers. It is a strange isolation.
Image: Burnt woodland on the west of the island