Homes Evacuated After Heathland Fire

An area of heath and gorseland has been destroyed by fire in Southampton.

Firecrews were called to Peartree Common at 5.23 pm on Friday 26th July where fire had destroyed an area measuring approximately 200m by 400 m.

As the fire spread, nearby properties were evacuated by Police from Sea Road, Bryanston Road and Osterlily Road.

Incident Commander Mickey Smithers said: “Our firefighters worked quickly to dampen down the flames and surround the fire to stop further spreading, whilst working in extremely hot conditions.

“Fires in rural areas spread very quickly, particularly in the dry, hot conditions that we have had recently. We encourage the public to dispose of cigarettes, barbeques and glass appropriately”.

It's not yet known how the fire started and no one was injured but residents have now been allowed back to their homes, and the fire is now out.

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Club Classics with Mark Wright

7pm - 9pm

Email the show

Text 'HEART' to 82122

Club Classics with Mark Wright

On TV: Karaoke Christmas!

7pm - 9pm

Watch heart TV

  • East 17 Stay Another Day

    Now

    iTunes

  • Shakin' Stevens Merry Christmas Everyone

    20:28

    iTunes

  • Michael Buble Baby It's Cold Outside

    20:22

    iTunes

  • Chris Rea Driving Home For Christmas

    20:19

    iTunes

Heart VIP

Local

Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Follow Heart on Twitter