CREWS worked through the night tackling a large heath fire in Wareham, with one crew still on the scene. 

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue crews were called to Wareham Forest at 2.52pm on Monday, September 6, where they discovered a large fire.

The fire was made up of mainly heath and shrubland measuring 70 metres by 40 metres. 

To extinguish the fire crews used seven pumping appliances, three water carriers, a unimog from Wareham and nine Land Rovers with pumps.

Fire crews, 11 in total,  from across Dorset and Hampshire were called to attend the scene including crews from Wareham, Poole, Hamworthy, Swanage, Wimborne, Maiden Newton, Christchurch, Bere Regis, Blandford and Ringwood.  

They worked through the night rotating crews, the stop call came in at 11.13pm. 

There was still one crew on the scene monitoring for any hot spots that may reignite, as of 7.45am on Tuesday, September 7, . 

No rescues were required and there were no casualties.