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3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 05 May 2011

Peter Allen flies over the fires at Swinley Forest near Ascot in Berkshire in the BBC helicopter, and speaks to people dealing with the fires on the ground.

Anita Anand has the rest of the news, speaking to Lieutenant Commander James Byron who is on board the Royal Navy ship HMS Brocklesby -- part of Nato's mission in Libya.

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  • Peter Allen gets bird's eye view of Berks fires

    Peter Allen gets bird's eye view of Berks fires

    Peter Allen took to the skies to see for himself the scale of the forest fires in Berkshire.

    Hear him broadcast from a helicopter flying over Swinley Forest, near Ascot.

    Your comments on Peter's trip on Facebook
  • Peter interviews a firefighter

    Peter interviews a firefighter

    5 live Drive's Peter Allen gets the latest word on the Berkshire fires, from the fire service's Adrian Oliver.

    BBC News: Fears over forest fire scale


5 live Energy Day highlights

5 live Energy Day highlights

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