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Scale of devastation revealed following major fire at St Catherine's Hill

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Scale of devastation revealed following major fire at St Catherine's Hill

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    Volunteers are looking for wildlife at St Catherine's Hill following yesterday's devastating fire.
  • An area of heathland now believed to be equivalent in size to 100 football pitches was destroyed.
  • The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.
  • Yesterday, 80 firefighters tackled the blaze which was reported at 12.50pm.
  • Flames towered up to 35 feet into the air in places.
  • Anyone with information is urged to contact Dorset Police on 101.