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Large fire destroys two hectares of gorse and heath in Gosport

Picture credited to Leanne Ware

Firefighters are reinspecting the scene of a large fire in Gosport, in which two hectares of heath and gorse were destroyed.

Fire crews from across Hampshire were called to the incident on Browndown Ranges near Alver Valley Country Park last night (Friday 12th July).

Flames and smoke coming from the fire were spotted by people as far away as the Isle of Wight.

Pumps and specialist vehicles came from stations including Gosport, Fareham, Havant, Eastleigh, Portchester, Lyndhurst, Wickham and Cosham. 

Crews were initially mobilised just before 9.30pm last night with the stop message coming in seven hours later at 4.42am this morning (Saturday 13th July). 

These pictures and video were tweeted from the scene.

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