Crop fire breaks out in Havant fields

A FIRE broke out among crops in a field and caused extensive damage.

Thursday, 11th August 2016, 7:45 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:41 pm
A field fire between Emsworth and Havant this afternoon Picture: Corey Honess

Firefighters from Havant fire station were called to tackle the blaze at 4.50pm today.

A large section of crops had ignited in a field off Southleigh Road, Havant.

Two fire crews from Havant, plus smaller vehicles from Fareham and Petersfield fire stations went to the scene.

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A field fire between Emsworth and Havant this afternoon Picture: Corey Honess

A spokesman from the fire service said that a couple of acres had been affected, and that they put out the blaze by 7pm.

Corey Honess, from Warblington, saw the fire and the emergency services.

The 23-year-old said: ‘There was a lot of smoke over the top of the trees across that whole side.

‘The flames on the right hand side were the most visible flames, although I think it was the whole way.

A field fire between Emsworth and Havant this afternoon Picture: Corey Honess

‘Apart from the flashing lights from the fire service vehicles, I couldn’t see a lot else.’