Dorset

Crews tackle large fire on Canford Heath

More than 60 firefighters have been tackling a large fire on heathland in Poole in Dorset.

Crews were called shortly before 1400 BST after the blaze broke out near Steeple Close on Canford Heath, on the northern side of the town.

A spokeswoman said 10 fire engines and five Land Rovers were at the scene and the fire covered a large area.

Many fires on the heath, including one behind Haymoor Middle School, were started deliberately, police said.

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