More than 30 firefighters are at the scene of a grass fire in East Boldre

Fire engines at the scene of the blaze in East Boldre. Picture by Norris's Shop

Fire engines at the scene of the blaze in East Boldre. Picture by Norris's Shop

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Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Health Reporter

MORE than 30 firefighters are tackling a major blaze in the New Forest today.

Three acres of grassland are alight near Monkshorn Farm in Main Road, East Boldre, near Lymington.

Six appliances are at the scene from Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, New Milton, St Mary's and two from Lymington.

Daily Echo:

A fire engine at the scene in East Boldre. Picture by Norris's Shop.

Firefighters are using eight hose reels, water-filled 'knapsacks', beaters and Land Rovers carrying water to combat the flames.

The fire broke out at around 1.20pm but the cause is unknown.

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5:01pm Tue 29 Jul 14

__KTF__ says...

Those rascally cyclists up to no good again ;)
Those rascally cyclists up to no good again ;) __KTF__
  • Score: 1

6:11pm Tue 29 Jul 14

afka_bill says...

Not exactly a massive wildfire. The one not far from stoney cross about 15 years ago was much much bigger. Thoughts are with the firefighters in who are dealing with the wildfires in California (4000+ acres, 1000+ firefighters)
Not exactly a massive wildfire. The one not far from stoney cross about 15 years ago was much much bigger. Thoughts are with the firefighters in who are dealing with the wildfires in California (4000+ acres, 1000+ firefighters) afka_bill
  • Score: -9

7:40pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Solent Soul says...

Good work by all the crews involved by all accounts, stopped the fire before it involved property that was nearby.
Good work by all the crews involved by all accounts, stopped the fire before it involved property that was nearby. Solent Soul
  • Score: 12

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