Crews tackle heathland fire in Dorset
- 1 July 2010
- From the section Dorset
About 50 firefighters have been tackling a large heath fire in Dorset.
Dorset Fire and Rescue Service was called to Turners Puddle, between Bere Regis and Clouds Hill, on Thursday afternoon, a spokeswoman said.
The fire, across six hectares (15 acres) of gorse, was being fanned by the wind. Crews were trying to stop it spreading to nearby Ministry of Defence land.
A police helicopter was monitoring the spread of the fire.
It is not yet known how it started.