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FIREFIGHTERS have extinguished a blaze that engulfed two hectares of heath land in Marshwood.

The Dorset Fire and Rescue Service was called to the incident shortly after 10.20am, which was spread over two hectares of land in the village, towards Lambert’s Castle.

Around 30 firefighters with a total of five fire engines and two Land Rovers were at the scene, with two crews from Bridport, one from Charmouth, one from Lyme Regis and one from Maiden Newton attending.

It took the crews just under an hour to extinguish the fire, with the fire out at 11.13am.

A spokesperson for Dorset Fire and Rescue said: “Two hectares of land towards Lambert’s Castle are well alight.

“Five fire engines and two Land Rover’s are in attendance, with 30 firefighters trying to extinguish the fire. We believe it was started after a controlled bonfire became out of control.”