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Firefighters work through night to tackle Chobham Common blaze

Fire Chobham Common

Published by Carol Musgrave at 6:37am 9th August 2018. (Updated at 2:24pm 9th August 2018)

Firefighters have spent the night battling a blaze on Chobham Common.

They were called out just after 8pm last night (August 8).

At its peak, at least 30 hectares was alight.

A total of 32 firefighters were used to fight the flames, from several fire stations around the county, with help from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and Thames Valley Fire Control Service.

Five fire engines and several special appliances were used to help put it out.

Fire services left at around 12:45am, and were due to return this morning to investigate.

While the blaze has been contained, Staple Hill from Longcross Road (Longcross) to Windsor Road (Burrowhill) is shut this morning due to safety concerns.

Meanwhile, Reading Road in Yateley has reopened after a partial closure since yesterday evening (August 8), when a grass fire broke out.

Last night, drivers were advised to avoid the area - it was shut both ways from Mayflower Drive to the B3016 in Eversley for the Fire Services to attend.

 

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