Crop fire breaks out in Havant fields
A FIRE broke out among crops in a field and caused extensive damage.
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.
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.
‘Apart from the flashing lights from the fire service vehicles, I couldn’t see a lot else.’