New Forest gorse destroyed in blaze
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Gorse fire breaks out in 'tinder dry' New Forest

Firefighters spent the night tackling a gorse fire across more than 85 acres of land in the New Forest.

The blaze, off Rollestone Road in Holbury, Hampshire, started shortly after midnight.

Station Manager Paul Reddish said: "It lit up the night sky - it was a challenge for the crews to get ahead of the fire and create some breaks."

  • 17 Jul 2018
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