FIFTY firefighters dealt with a large fire at a farm in Purbeck.

The fire in Roke Road, Bere Regis, involved logs and tree trunks and was initially reported at around 12pm on Monday.

At the height of the incident, eight pumps, three specialist units and a collection of fire officers attended.

One crew from Bere Regis initially rushed to the scene of the fire.

On arrival, the crew requested the assistance from more appliances.

Crews from Poole, Hamworthy, Ferndown, Blandford, Dorchester and Wimborne also attended.

Bournemouth Echo:

Picture: Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said the extra appliances had been needed “due to the fire spreading to out-buildings and was at risk of spreading to a nearby barn.”

Firefighters extinguished the blaze using hose reels, main lines, breathing apparatus and portable pumps.

Bournemouth Echo:

Picture: Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

The stop message was received at 4.03pm, however, a spokesperson for the service said they maintained a presence on site until around midnight.

Firefighters have revisited the site this morning to carry out a reinspection and to deal with further hotspots.

A further reinspection will be made later this morning.

The fire is believed to have started accidentally but the exact cause remains under investigation.