Heathland blaze

FIREFIGHTERS battled a blaze that broke out on around five acres of land on Povington Heath.
Two crews from Poole and a Land Rover pump from Swanage were sent to the Purbeck heathland at around 3.15pm on Wednesday, October 19.
A spokesperson for the Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) said four hose reel jets and a hose reel from the Land Rover tank were among equipment used to tackle the blaze.
Later in the day, an additional off-road pump from Swanage and the Unimog appliance from Wareham were sent to ‘assist with damping down the surrounding area’, they added.

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