Fire crews called to nature reserve on Hayling Island as blaze erupts

FIREFIGHTERS are battling a blaze at a nature reserve on Hayling Island.

Tuesday, 7th May 2019, 8:34 pm
A fire has erupted on Hayling Island
A fire has erupted on Hayling Island

Two crews from the island’s retained station have been scrambled to tackle the fire at the Sandy Point reserve.

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The fire was reported at 6.47pm at a patch of grassland off Seafarers Walk.

Witnesses on social media have reported seeing large plumes of smoke.

Firefighters are still in attendance, a spokeswoman from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said.