Jersey firefighters tackle furze fire at Corbiere

Furze fire
Image caption The fire took several hours to bring under control

Land about half the size of a football pitch was damaged by a furze fire in Jersey on Sunday.

Jersey Fire and Rescue Service received a call at 0228 BST about the fire at La Rue de la Corbiere.

Eleven firefighters dealt with what they described as a "considerable-sized fire" with "large flames fuelled by strong winds".

The fire service said it dampened down an area of about 2,500 sq metres. The fire was under control by mid-morning.

No homes were evacuated.

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