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Fire crews from across Hampshire called to fires at two nature reserves

Hampshire crews called to fires at two nature reserves


Firefighters from across Hampshire have been tackled two large fires at nature reserves in the county.


Crews were called to a site off Hook Park Road, Warsash, at 4.47pm to deal with a fire involving grass and gorse.

Photo credit HIWFRS

At the height of the incident, four appliances and four off road 4×4 Land Rovers were in attendance.


An area approximately 150 metres by 100 metres has been destroyed.


Fire crews used jets and beaters to surround the blaze and remain on scene damping down.


In a separate incident, crews were called to Forest Front Nature Reserve in Hythe at 6.14pm.

Photo credit HIWFRS

Six fire appliances and two offroad 4×4 Land Rovers were in attendance, with crews working alongside Forestry England Rangers.


By 8.25pm the fire was surrounded with crews damping down.


  • Please take extra care if you are out enjoying our countryside this weekend.
  • The extreme temperatures mean the ground is hot and dry and fires can very easily spread out of control.
  • Don’t light barbecues, campfires or bonfires in the open
  • Get rid of cigarettes and rubbish, including glass bottles, responsibly.