'Malicious' fire started in horse field near Fort Purbrook
A ‘MALICIOUS’ fire was started this evening on a horse field when a bale of hay was set alight.
Cosham fire crews attended the blaze at 6.15pm on Crookhorn Lane, near Fort Purbrook.
Firefighters had to use a compressed air foam to put out the fire, which was extinguished within 20 minutes.
A spokesman for Cosham Fire Station said: ‘The person started the fire maliciously. Luckily it was not near a barn.’