ALARMED motorists have called firefighters to a grass blaze by the side of the A31.

The incident happened on the westbound side of the road near the Fish Inn, between Ringwood and the turning for Verwood.

One lane of the carriageway is currently closed and delays are building in the area, with traffic reported as far east as Forest Corner.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue said it had received more than 90 calls regarding the fire.

Drivers are advised to approach the area with caution.