LiveToday's live news: Fire at Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth had hottest day of the year so far and

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  • Firefighters are on their way to a fire at Hengistbury Head
  • A spokesman from Dorset Fire and Rescue said the service received reports of smoke in the area at 12.35pm.

3:41pm

We've spoken to Bournemouth Tourism who have confirmed the sea temperature today at Bournemouth beach is 20C. 

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Firefighters dampening down after the earlier fire at Hengistbury Head

Bournemouth Echo:

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Here's some of the video we promised earlier:

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We've just had these pictures back form Sally:

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Our reporter Gayle is now at Hengistbury Head and says fire crews appear to have the fire under control. The chief fire officer has just arrived on the scene. 

1:21pm

We've just had this picture back from Sally, we'll also have some video for you online shortly. 

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Our photographer Sally is now at Hengistbury Head and has just tweeted this picture: 

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Here's what we have so far on the fire at Hengistbury Head, we have a reporter on her way to the scene:

Firefighters are en route to a suspected fire at Hengistbury Head.

A spokesman from Dorset Fire and Rescue said the service received reports of smoke in the area at  12.35pm.

Speaking at 12.45pm, the spokesman said one crew is currently on its way to the scene.

Mick Thomas, supervisor at the Hungry Hiker café, said there was “lots of smoke” coming from the reserve.

“We have just seen the fire engine go past. There is lots of smoke beyond the visitor centre.”

 

12:47pm

There are reports of a gorse fire at Hengistbury Head. We're hearing it's spread within the last five to ten minutes. 

 

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12:12pm

More details on the fire for you: we've been told by Dorset Fire and Rescue there is a vehicle alight on Sandbanks Road and the fire service are in attendance. 

12:09pm

We've had a report of a fire somewhere in Poole after this picture was sent to us by a reader. We're just seeing what we can find out on this and will have more information as we get it. 

Bournemouth Echo:

11:26am

There's plenty of space on the sand if you're looking to make the most of the hot weather. Here's a picture our photographer Richard took a little earlier on.

Bournemouth Echo:

11:19am

We've heard Bournemouth is on court to have its hottest day of the year so far. The hottest originally was July 17 when temperatures reached just over 27C but today we're set to peak at 28C. 

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Bournemouth Echo: SUN SPOT: Bournemouth beach at midday on Sunday. Picture: Hattie Miles   ID: 9008120

Bournemouth will bask in wall-to-wall sunshine today with temperatures set to reach 28C, making it the hottest day of the year so far for the region. Read the full story here

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