Large fire at Lee-on-the-Solent

Firefighters are tackling a large fire at Lee-on-the-Solent.

Cause of gorse fire is "unknown"

Fire crews were called to two separate incidents in Cherque Way and Privett Road, Gosport this evening around 1825 hrs. There were two separate gorse fires the crews had to tackle. Which were in close proximatey to each other.The first crews to attend were from Fareham and Cosham.

– Hampshire Fire and Rescue spokesperson

Due to the size of the incident the crews requested additional resources from Gosport, Portchester, and Southsea, including Fareham's Water Carrier. Crews are tackling a approx 6 acres of gorse and scrubland, with 2 jets, 2 hosereels and beaters. The incident is now being treated as one incident due to its size. How this fire started is unknown at present.

– Hampshire Fire and Rescue spokesperson

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