8 fire engines tackle heath fire at Winfrith

8 fire engines tackle heath fire at Winfrith

Published by Maria Greenwood at 10:55am 29th June 2020.

There's been another heath fire in Dorset.

8 fire engines from across the county were sent to Winfrith Heath near Wool just before 10pm last night.

Fire crews from Wareham, Dorchester, Swanage, Poole, Weymouth, Wimborne and Maiden Newton attended.

There were also 4x4 pumps from Bere Regis, Poole, Hamworthy and Swanage, the Unimog from Wareham.

Water carriers from Poole and Bridport and a support unit from Hamworthy were also called out.

winfrith heath fire

The fire was put out just after midnight.

One crew from Blandford remained at the scene.

It’s not yet clear how the fire started.