Large crop fire in Cheselbourne

Large crop fire in Cheselbourne

Published by Justin Gladdis at 6:51pm 15th July 2019. (Updated at 7:21am 16th July 2019)

Firefighters from across the county have been battling to tackle a crop fire in a field in Cheselbourne.

It broke out at 3.48pm this afternoon.

Fire crews from Dorchester, Bere Regis, Yeovil, Weymouth, Blandford, Poole, Sturminster Newton, Wimborne and Maiden Newton attended the scene.

4 pumping appliances, 4 heavy off road appliances, 2 Landrovers, and a water carrier were needed at the height of the blaze.

A spokesman for Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said;

"Crews worked hard to prevent the fire from spreading to a neighbouring field.

"The electricity board also attended to ensure the electricity power lines were all safe".