Canford Heath fire 'started deliberately'

An area of forest and heathland in Dorset has been damaged in a suspected arson attack.

Firefighters were called to Canford Heath, near Poole, on Saturday evening where an area of heath and trees was alight.

Crews and specialist vehicles from Poole, Wimborne and Redhill took half an hour to extinguish the blaze, which covered an area of about 50m by 50m.

Dorset Fire and Rescue said the fire was started deliberately.

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