30 ACRES of farmland was set on fire and seven crews, including crews from Dorset, are battling.

Crews from Wilton, Salisbury, Cranborne, Verwood and three crews from Hampshire were called to a field fire in Langley Lane, Redlynch at 1.50 pm today (July 2).

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue believe the fire was started with a combine harvester and spread through a field of barley.

Approximately 30 acres of farmland have been set alight.

Firefighters are still tackling the blaze with four hose reel jets in use.

It comes after firefighters from Gillingham Fire Station were called to a car fire in a layby on the A303 at West Knoyle yesterday morning (July 1).

A spokesperson for Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Two fire appliances were mobilised from Mere and Gillingham.

"On arrival, the vehicle was well alight. Firefighters extinguished the fire using two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet. Firefighting foam and a dry powder extinguisher were also used.  "