FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a fire at a park in Pennington a week after dealing with a large blaze at the same site.

Crews from Hampshire and Dorset are currently at Pennington Common extinguishing the blaze.

The incident has produced large flames, while plumes of smoke are visible across the local area.

A spokeswoman for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said they first received reports of gorse and grassland fire at 3.55pm on Saturday, July 30.

Crews from Lymington, Ringwood Beaulieu and Eastleigh fire stations are at the scene, along with three Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service fire engines from Christchurch.

An officer is also in attendance overseeing the response to the incident.

The fire service spokeswoman said it is reported that the fire involves an area of around 70 metres by 50 metres.

As reported, dozens of firefighters spent more than four hours tackling a blaze at Pennington Common on Sunday, July 24, with residents urged to keep windows and doors shut due to smoke coming from the fire.

Pennington councillor Jack Davies called on people to exercise caution due to extremely dry ground.