Tadley beauty spot blaze 'not suspicious' according to Hampshire fire service (From Andover Advertiser)
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Tadley beauty spot blaze 'not suspicious' according to Hampshire fire service
FIREFIGHTERS tackled a fire that destroyed a hectare of heathland at a Tadley beauty spot.
The alarm was raised at 12.30pm on September 4 about a fire in Pamber Forest, an ancient woodland site owned by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.
Firefighters from Basingstoke fire station tackled the blaze using hose reels for three hours. They had two appliances at the scene, as well as a water carrier and off-road vehicle.
Another crew monitored the site later that evening.
Crew manager Dave Allen said it was not clear what caused the fire.
He said: “It was in direct sunlight which could have had an effect. There was no-one around and we are not treating it as suspicious.”
The site is home to wildlife including the garden warbler and woodcock birds, roe deer, foxes and adders.
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