Moors Valley Country Park heath fire 'deliberate'

The heathland fire at Moors Valley Country Park Image copyright Dorset Fire and Rescue
Image caption The blaze at Moors Valley Country Park is thought to have been deliberate

A heath fire at a Dorset country park is believed to have been started deliberately, the fire service has said.

Forty firefighters tackled the blaze for nearly three hours at Moors Valley Country Park on Wednesday afternoon.

Dorset fire service said the area affected measured 170m (560ft) by 120m (390ft).

The park in Horton Road confirmed that it was open as normal. Dorset Police has not yet started an investigation.

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