FireÂ crews attend reignited blaze at Alver Valley GosportÂ
FIREFIGHTERS have been recalled to tackle a large heath fire in Gosport after it reignited this lunchtime.Â Â
Crews from Gosport, Fareham, PortchesterÂ and Cosham were mobilised toÂ Browndown in Alver Valley at 12.40pm to treat two hectares ofÂ smouldering heath that has reignited following last night's fire.
'˜Crews are still on the scene attempting to bring it under control,' a spokesperson for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said.
SixÂ engines and two Land Rovers battled a blaze there last night following a callÂ at 5.44pm.Â They extinguished the fire using six pumps and left the scene at 9.17pm.Â
A 300sq mÂ area ofÂ theÂ Ministry of Defence siteÂ was scorched and blackened in the incident.
Havant and Fareham crews were also attending a small fire in Staunton Country Park at midday today that has now been put out.
The incidents also followÂ a gorseÂ fire last night thatÂ tore through a stretch of the boundary at Beachlands Golf Course on Hayling Island.Â Â