'Malicious' fire started in horse field near Fort Purbrook

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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.

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A spokesman for Cosham Fire Station said: ‘The person started the fire maliciously. Luckily it was not near a barn.’