Firefighters tackle Browndown Ranges blaze in Gosport for three hours

FIREFIGHTERS tackled a wildfire at Browndown Range for more than three hours.

Tuesday, 30th July 2019, 3:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th July 2019, 3:32 pm
Crews spent three hours tackling a fire at Browndown Ranges in the early hours of Tuesday, July 30. Picture: @jasavery/Twitter

Four crews from Gosport and Fareham attended the scrubland blaze with specialist vehicles from other stations at Grange Road, Gosport at 2.31am today. The fire took hold of a 390ft by 330ft area of scrubland. Four hosereel jets were used, alongside lances, beaters and knapsacks, and the fire was out by 5.56am.

It comes after a huge blaze overnight on July 12-13 at Browndown Ranges that was started deliberately.

Posting on Twitter at 4.21am, fire service area manager Jason Avery said: ‘Fire now surrounded and damping down in progress.

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Crews spent three hours tackling a fire at Browndown Ranges in the early hours of Tuesday, July 30. Picture: @jasavery/Twitter

‘Unfortunately this is the second call here of this size in a number of weeks.’