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Firefighters tackle huge fire on heathland in Lee-on-the-Solent
FIREFIGHTERS have spent the night tackling a large heathland blaze to save nearby houses.
Crews were called to Portsmouth Road, Lee-on-the-Solent at around 7.30pm last night to deal with the fire which saw 20 ft flames being blown quickly by the wind, burning over 9,000sq metres of gorseland.
There was concern for the homes on Portsmouth Road, but firefighters managed to get the blaze under control and no-one had to be evacuated, though Portsmouth Road was closed during the incident.
Firefighters surrounded the fire to put it out, but crews remain at the scene, near Browndown Ranges, as the fire is still smouldering.
An investigation is ongoing into the cause.
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