Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Blaze on scrubland near Gosport tackled by 40 firefighters

Scrubland fire
Image caption Smoke from the fire in Gosport could be seen across the Solent in Southsea

Smoke could be seen across the Solent after a fire spread across six acres (two hectares) of scrubland near Gosport.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Services said two fires initially broke out at Browndown Ranges - one in Cherque Way and the Other in Privett Road at 18:25 BST.

But the incident was treated as one incident after the fires spread.

About 40 firefighters tackled the fire. It is not known how the blaze started.

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