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Huge wildfire breaks out on heathland in Hook

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Huge wildfire breaks out on heathland in Hook

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 8:42am 6th April 2020. (Updated at 12:49pm 6th April 2020)

Firefighters have battled a huge wildfire on Hazeley Heath in Hook.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue sent multiple crews to help put out the flames which engulfed the nature reserve yesterday (5 April).

Hartley Wintney, Fleet, Rushmoor, Bordon, Alton, Yateley and Basingstoke fire stations were assisted by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service.

Around 15 hectares of undergrowth and gorse were destroyed in the fire.

Crews were still on the scene several hours later to dampen down hot spots.

There have been reports that people were still trying to walk or cycle through burning areas.

Hartley Wintney fire station is this morning urging people to avoid the heath saying there are still hot spots.

Hartley Wintney Fire