The fire is now out and we have closed the incident. There are no more updates to follow.
Surrey Fire and Rescue Service would like to thank crews from Hampshire and West Sussex for their help and all the volunteers who supported them in difficult conditions.
A Surrey Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “It remains under control and overnight we will have one fire engine at the scene keeping a watching brief.”
A spokesman for Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said: “We plan to have four fire engines, two Land Rovers and around 25 firefighters tackling this fire today. Firefighters are working hard in hot and difficult conditions to put the fire out and dampen down the area.”
As the weather is set to remain warm and dry Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to enjoy the countryside safely.
Tips on staying safe and protecting Surrey’s countryside include:
– ensure cigarettes and other smoking materials are fully extinguished
– only use barbecues in suitable area and never leave them unattended
– don’t leave bottles or glass in woodlands – sunlight shining through glass can start fires
– avoid lighting open fires in the countryside
If you see a fire in the countryside:
-dial 999 and report it immediately to the Fire and Rescue Service
-do not try to tackle the fire if it can’t be put out with a bucket of water – leave the area as quickly as possible
A Surrey Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “We were called to a fire burning in around eight hectares of heathland and woodland this afternoon. We’ve sent a number of fire engines, specialist off-road vehicles and firefighters to the scene.
“Crews have worked very hard and the fire is now under control, firefighters are expected to remain on scene for sometime.”
A Surrey Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “We received called to a fire in woodland near the Old Frensham Road, Farnham at around 2:30 this afternoon. We currently have four fire engines, two water carriers and four off-road vehicles as well around 30 firefighters tackling the blaze.
“Crews from both Hampshire and West Sussex Fire Services are providing support to Surrey crews tackling the blaze”
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