Dorset heathland fire
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Nearly 200 firefighters tackle Dorset heathland blaze

Nearly 200 firefighters have been tackling an extensive blaze on heathland near Poole in Dorset.

Strong winds have fanned the flames, and some local people have been asked to move out of their houses, until the fire is brought under control.

Investigations into the cause of the fire are ongoing, but the fire service suggested it could have been started maliciously.

Louise Hubball reports.

  • 09 Jun 2011
  • From the section UK