CREWS tackled two fires within an hour of eachother last night as temperatures soared on hottest day of the year so far. 

The fire crews were sent to West Moors Plantation and Canford Heath.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue crews were called to West Moors Plantation at 20.28pm where they discovered a small fire which they extinguised using one appliance. 

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Crews were then called to Canford Heath at 21.31pm.

They discovered an area of heathland approximately 10m by 10m which they put out using two hose reels.

The source of the fires is not known however the fire service have urged people to be careful when they are out and about. 

They have also reminded people that dropping litter may lead to fires and asked people to keep barbecues to their gardens.

No rescues were required and there were no casualties.