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Thursley Common reopens four days after huge wildfire

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Thursley Common reopens four days after huge wildfire

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 2:32pm 3rd June 2020. (Updated at 2:48pm 3rd June 2020)

Thursley Common has reopened to the public four days after a huge wildfire tore through the nature reserve. 

The blaze started on Saturday afternoon (31 May) and saw around 150 hectares (370 acres) go up in smoke. 

Surrey Fire and Rescue were supported by crews from Hampshire and West Sussex. 

Today (3 June) Thursley Parish Council confirmed the site was open to the public once again. 

Surrey Fire and Rescue will still be present based at the Moat car park.

Visitors are asked not to go near any burnt areas as they remain dangerous and there are many weakened trees which could cause injury. 

If you do come across any hot spots or area that are still burning or smouldering, call 999 immediately.