Firefighters battle 300m heath fire at Browndown in Alver Valley in Gosport 

Crews tackle the fire at Browndown, in Gosport, which has left land visibly blackened and scorched. Picture: Portchester Fire Station on Twitter (@Portchester28)
Crews tackle the fire at Browndown, in Gosport, which has left land visibly blackened and scorched. Picture: Portchester Fire Station on Twitter (@Portchester28)

FIREFIGHTERS have been called to tackle a large heath fire in Gosport.  

SIX engines and two Land Rovers battled a blaze at Browndown in Alver Valley, Gosport  tonight.

The fire – the second in two days there, according to Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service – damaged a 300sqm area of land at the Ministry of Defence site. 

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Crews from Gosport, Fareham, Cosham, Portchester, Havant and Eastleigh were called to the area at 5.44pm. 

They extinguished the fire using six pumps and left the scene at 9.17pm. 

A dramatic photograph shared by crews on Twitter shows just one part of the land which was scorched and blackened in the incident.