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Huge blaze breaks out on Thursley Common

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Huge blaze breaks out on Thursley Common

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 6:10pm 30th May 2020. (Updated at 2:10am 31st May 2020)

Residents near Thursley Common are being evacuated from their homes as a large wildfire rips through the area.

Firefighters are battling flames tearing through the nature reserve, which is located between Thursley and Elstead.

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service Service said earlier it had received a high number of calls about the blaze.

Police said Thursley Road is closed and locals are being moved out of their homes as flames tear through 20 hectares of undergrowth and forest.

Fire breaks are being put in place and a Surrey Police drone is assisting firefighters.

People who have parked at the common are advised to call police to let them know they are safe. 

Fire Thursley Common

Members of the public are urged to avoid the area.