Firefighters tackle blaze in Downton

Firefighters tackle blaze in Downton

Published by Mike Draper at 2:55pm 19th August 2019. (Updated at 3:57pm 19th August 2019)

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Several crews were called after flames took hold in a field.

The stubble fire was spotted just after 1.00pm today (Mon 19 Aug).

    • It was in a field at Harvest Cottage on Barford Lane in Downton
    • The fire covered an area of 50 square meters of stubble
    • No one is reported to have been hurt

Two teams of firefighters from Salisbury, along with support from Wilton fire station and a crew from Hampshire Fire and Rescue, took about an hour to get the flames under control.

Barford Lane sign in Downton.
The stubble fire was in a field near Barford Lane in Downton.

The worst of the blaze was over by about 2pm, and since then fire crews have been damping down.

It's not yet clear what sparked the fire.

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