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UPDATED: Heathland destroyed in suspected arson near Wareham
4:35pm Saturday 2nd March 2013 in News
AN ESTIMATED two-and-a-half hectares of heathland has been destroyed in a fire that was believed to have been started deliberately.
Dorset Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to the blaze at Stoborough Heath near Wareham at 3.30pm this afternoon and 26 firefighters attended the scene.
The fire crews used beaters to extinguish the fire. A spokesman for the fire service confirmed that around two-and-a-half hectares of heathland and small trees were damaged by the flames. She added that the cause of the fire was believed to have been deliberate.