Dorset

Dudmore Heath heath fire threatens Dorset power lines

Firefighters have tackled a large heath fire in Dorset which had threatened power lines.

Crews were called just before 1530 BST to Dudmoor Heath near St Catherine's Hill in Christchurch, where an area 200m (656ft) by 20m (66ft) was alight.

Engineers were called over fears that flames may threaten power lines but the blaze was extinguished safely.

Crews used nearby water sources to fight the fire. The cause is under investigation.

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