150 firefighters back on the scene at Wareham Forest

150 firefighters back on the scene at Wareham Forest

Published by Helen Down at 7:44am 23rd May 2020. (Updated at 10:05am 23rd May 2020)

The major incident's seen flare ups caused by strong winds.

Around 150 firefighters are back on the scene at Wareham Forest.

For the second time this week Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service have declared the fire as a major incident.

Fire crews are trying to keep on top of hotspots reignited by strong winds.

People are being urged to stay away from the area and NOT have BBQ's and bonfires over the bank holiday weekend.

A road closure remains in place for drivers safety and to deter people from coming to the area.

Watch as a helicopter from Wales was drafted in yesterday to help dampen down the flames 👇

It's the first time one has been deployed in the county to fight a fire.

The helicopter's expected to be scrambled for a second time on Saturday 23rd May.