Firefighters called to Heyshott Common

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FIREFIGHTERS were called to Heyshott on Monday evening (March 26) when a member of the public reported a fire on the common.

Crews from Midhurst and Petworth attended the scene off Bex Lane where they found around half an acre of undergrowth and deep seated peat was alight.

Using three hose reels and beaters the firefighters dealt with the blaze and damped down the surrounding area to protect crops growing nearby.

The fire is believed to have started accidentally.