Crop fire breaks out in Havant fields

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A FIRE broke out among crops in a field and caused extensive damage.

Firefighters from Havant fire station were called to tackle the blaze at 4.50pm today.

The aftermath of a crop fire between Havant and Emsworth last night
Picture: Ryan Atfield

The aftermath of a crop fire between Havant and Emsworth last night Picture: Ryan Atfield

A large section of crops had ignited in a field off Southleigh Road, Havant.

Two fire crews from Havant, plus smaller vehicles from Fareham and Petersfield fire stations went to the scene.

A spokesman from the fire service said that a couple of acres had been affected, and that they put out the blaze and returned back to the station by 7pm.

Corey Honess, from Warblington, saw the fire and the emergency services.

A field fire between Emsworth and Havant this afternoon Picture: Corey Honess

A field fire between Emsworth and Havant this afternoon Picture: Corey Honess

The 23-year-old said: ‘There was a lot of smoke over the top of the trees across that whole side.

‘The flames on the right hand side were the most visible flames, although I think it was the whole way.

‘Apart from the flashing lights from the fire service vehicles, I couldn’t see a lot else.’

David Robinson also saw the incident.

Crop fire in fields in Southleigh Road, Havant Picture by David Robinson

Crop fire in fields in Southleigh Road, Havant Picture by David Robinson

He said: ‘Around tea time today there was thick black smoke coming from lots of individual fires in the wheat.

‘The fire brigade turned up and tackled the blaze with fire beaters. There were three appliances and a small team of men.

‘The fire lasted about half an hour before it was all over.’

Crop fire in fields in Southleigh Road, Havant Picture by David Robinson

Crop fire in fields in Southleigh Road, Havant Picture by David Robinson

Crop fire in fields in Southleigh Road, Havant Picture by David Robinson

Crop fire in fields in Southleigh Road, Havant Picture by David Robinson

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