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Hay and Tyres Blamed for Huge Fire in Dorset

Fire Winterborne Abbas

7:42am 24th June 2014

A bonfire which got out of control is being blamed for a major fire between Winterborne Abbas and Kingston Russell yesterday afternoon.

Four crews and a water carrier were needed to get the blaze under control which involved hay bales covered by tyres.

Huge plumes of smoke were seen are coming from the blaze - which caused problems to over head power cables.

Crews from Weymouth, Dorchester and Bridport spent 4 hours getting the fire under control.

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