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Midhurst Common Fire Extinguished

Midhurst's Landrover L4T (Photo: © Midhurst firefighters / West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service)

A blaze reported on Midhurst Common yesterday (April 7) has been successfully tackled by firefighters from the town.

Crew members said they were called to a campfire that been abandoned on open heathland at around 5-30 pm.

Firefighters used a Landrover L4T (pictured) to reach the fire, because of its capability as an off-road vehicle especially equipped for tackling blazes.

Officers said unattended fires outdoors, in dry conditions, could easily lead to "devastating consequences".

A spokesperson for the South Downs National Park, of which Midhurst Common forms a part, said:

"We know the weather is getting nicer and people are looking forward to spending time outside.

"But please don't light fires in open countryside - it's a massive risk for people and wildlife."

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