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19 May 2020 00:33

Public Health Dorset is advising locals to stay indoors and keep their windows and doors closed.

wareham forest

More than 100 firefighters are tackling a major heath fire in Dorset. Crews from 15 stations were called at around midday on Monday to Wareham Forest. Large plumes of smoke can be seen up to 15 miles away. Sugar Hill and Bere Road have been closed as the smoke has made them impassable. The public is being advised to avoid the area.

More than 100 firefighters tackle blaze at Wareham Forest

Credit: Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service The flames are being fanned by strong winds and smoke is drifting towards Wimborne, Poole and Hamworthy. Public Health Dorset is advising locals to stay indoors and keep their windows and doors closed. Sorry, this content isn't available on your device. The fire service is reiterating its plea for everyone to take care around heathland.

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