Hampshire Incidents

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Firecrews respond to multiple grass, crop and woodland fires as temperatures rise

Firefighters joined forces with New Forest rangers to tackle a fire involving heather, gorse and trees.


  1. Hythe and Beaulieu were called to an area of woodland off Northgate Lane, Beaulieu, just after 2.00pm.


The fire started after a campfire or barbecue was lit (pictured below).


Crews attended a number of fires involving grass, woodland and crops throughout the day.


Other calls included:


    Three fire appliances and one 4×4 Land Rover were mobilised to a standing crop fire at farmland in Hawkley, Liss.


    An unattended bonfire in a garden in Buffins Corner, Odiham, was put out by firefighters using buckets of water.


    Approximately three acres of grass, fields and woodland were involved in a fire off Chalky Lane, Dogmersfield, near Hook. Crews from Fleet, Hartley Wintney, Basingstoke, Rushmoor, Bordon and Andover attended.


    One fire engine and a Land Rover were sent to Durley Street, Durley, to put out a fire involving woodland, undergrowth and peat.


    Two unattended bonfires were found at a derelict building in Peewit Hill, Bursledon. Crews from Southampton attended.


    A large area of standing crops was severely damaged following the outbreak of a fire in Laverstoke. Two fire engines, two Land Rovers and a water carrier were sent. The farmer assisted by creating fire breaks.


    Fire crews were called to a farmer’s field in Stoke Charity just before 5pm. Hose reel jets and beaters were used and the farmer used a cultivator to create fire breaks. Multiple 999 calls were made to report the incident.


    An area of grassland off Fort Cumberland Road, Southsea, was destroyed by fire. Crews from Southsea attended and it’s believed the fire may have been started deliberately.