Arson probe on a heather fire at Turbary Park Common
POLICE launched an arson investigation after a heather fire damaged “a large area of land”.
Officers believe the fire at Turbary Park Common in Bournemouth was started on purpose on Friday evening.
A swift response from firefighters ensured that the incident did not spread to neighboring houses.
It is reported that two boys aged around 15 were seen fleeing the area shortly after the blaze was first spotted.
One was described as wearing a cream colored top and the other as wearing a blue top.
Dorset Police received a report at 7.13pm on 4 June from the fire department of the incident on the moor near Kinson Road and Canford Avenue.
The force calls for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.
Constable Conor Nixon of Bournemouth Police Station said: ‘Thanks to the efforts of the firefighters, no one was injured in the incident and the blaze was extinguished before it reached the surrounding residential properties.
“We are treating this fire as suspected arson and I urge anyone with information on who is responsible or who witnessed suspicious activity in the area at the time of the incident, to contact us.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at dorset.police.uk, by emailing [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting the number of occurrence 55210088831. Otherwise, to remain 100% anonymous, contact the independent charity. Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call the free number 0800 555 111.
As reported, firefighters rushed to Turbary Common to tackle a heather blaze on Saturday May 22.
This incident saw crews from Poole, Redhill Park, Ferndown, Wimborne, Christchurch, Hamworthy and Ringwood attend the scene to put out the blaze.