Verwood crew help extinguish large forest fire
A large fire in Ringwood Forest was attended by firefighters from Verwood on Monday evening.
They were joined by crews from Burley, Fordingbridge, Eastleigh, Ferndown, Poole, Southbourne, Red Hill, Ringwood and more, with 10 pumps and other off-road vehicles.
Residents in Verwood reported the smell of fire across the town into the evening and on Tuesday morning.
Reports are also being received as far away as Christchurch and Poole.
Our busy spell continues… after this morning’s house fire, we were called to a large forest fire near Verwood this evening along with 10 pumps and numerous off road and specialist vehicle 🚒🚒🚒🚒🚒🚒🚒🚒🚒🚒 pic.twitter.com/c6XllDsnvh
— Ferndown Fire Stn (@DWFRSFerndown) August 10, 2020
Spent a few hours this evening witnessing the fantastic work by @hfrs_control – Dealing with a significant incident in Verwood with considerable resource requirements
@Hants_fire @DWFireRescue & managing multiple calls & enquiries. Our #HerosInHeadsets 👍👏
— Paul Riddell (@paulrids) August 10, 2020
— Sam Newnham (@thenewnhams) August 10, 2020
🚨 17:55- 45P7, 45W1 and 45M2 mobilised with @BurleyFire52, @Fordingbridge47, @Eastleigh32 and multiple @DWFireRescue appliances to Large Fire in the Open in Ringwood Forest off Ringwood Road, Verwood. pic.twitter.com/Ifwc2TJNa4
— Ringwood Fire Station (@RingwoodFire) August 11, 2020
— DWFRSPooleFire (@DWFRSPooleFire) August 10, 2020
We are getting a lot of calls about smoke in the #bournemouth area. This is from the fire in #Ringwood Forest which started yesterday evening. Crews from @DWFRSFerndown @SbourneFireStn @RedhillFireStn and @DWFRSXchurch are assisting @Hants_fire at the fire #oneteam #noboarders https://t.co/czQY0NxfoA
— Dorset&Wiltshire FRS (@DWFireRescue) August 11, 2020