Firefighters battle to bring massive Studland fire under control
Date of alert:
Wednesday, 10 August 2022
Around 90 firefighters are battling a huge fire in Studland which has been raging for almost six hours.
Emergency services rushed to Little Sea, an area of wetlands at Studland, just after 1pm this afternoon to a large fire in an area of undergrowth and gorse.
People were asked to leave the heath for their own safety, and to avoid Ferry Road.
Access to the Studland peninsula is currently closed while Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service battle the blaze.
The fire has prompted a cross-Dorset effort, with firefighters responding from stations in Springbourne, Blandford (x2), Poole, Westbourne, Swanage, Christchurch, Bridport, Redhill Park, Verwood, Shaftesbury, Wimborne (x2) and New Milton; plus small 4x4 appliances from Poole, Christchurch, Swanage, Beaminster, Verwood, Blandford, Bere Regis, Wimborne, Ringwood and Hythe; the Unimog from Wareham; a support unit from Dorchester; and water carriers from Ringwood and Eastleigh.