Firefighters tackle heathland blazes

FIREFIGHTERS tackled two separate blazes on Rushmere Heath last night.They were called to heathland near the Heath Road entrance at about 9.15pm and extinguished flames stretching across 100 square metres within 25 minutes of arrival.

FIREFIGHTERS tackled two separate blazes on Rushmere Heath last night.

They were called to heathland near the Heath Road entrance at about 9.15pm and extinguished flames stretching across 100 square metres within 25 minutes of arrival.

Crews also attended a fire near the Woodbridge Road entrance just after 9.20pm and found 250sq m of heathland ablaze. The fire was out by 10.30pm.

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