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'Six hectares alight' as fire breaks out on Chobham Common

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'Six hectares alight' as fire breaks out on Chobham Common

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 3:28pm 23rd March 2020. (Updated at 5:01pm 23rd March 2020)

Fire crews, including specialist equipment, are battling a blaze on Chobham Common this afternoon.

They were called to the scene shortly before 1pm to reports that a fire had broken out.

Firefighters are still there tackling the flames.

It is thought as much as six hectares was ablaze.

A Surrey Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said:

“We received a call this afternoon around 12.50pm to a report of a fire at Chobham Common.

“One fire engine was sent, alongside some specialist vehicles.

"Approximately 6 hectares of vegetation was alight.

“Units are currently still at the scene dealing with the fire.”