Fareham fire station alerted after tree stump is set alight

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FIREFIGHTERS were called to a small fire thought to have been started by a member of the public.

Crew members from Fareham fire station were sent out after a tree stump was set alight about 1pm yesterday.

The stump was located at a park in Lee-on-the-Solent.

A spokesperson from the fire station said: ‘The fire wasn’t very big and took two minutes to extinguish with a hose reel.

‘We don’t know who started it.’