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Last Updated: Sunday, 19 March 2006, 23:32 GMT
In pictures: Canford Heath blaze

Canford Heath fire

Up to 170 firefighters have been tackling a fire at Canford Heath in Poole, Dorset. Jane Mettam snapped this picture before she was evacuated from her house.

Canford Heath fire

The blaze broke out about 19:00 GMT, engulfing up to 100 hectares of urban heath land. Picture: Chris Baylis

Canford Heath fire

Claire sent in this picture as people came out of their houses to view the blaze.

Canford Heath blaze

Philip Ayrton noticed the fire as he looked out of his window at 19:45 GMT.

Canford Heath fire

The blaze was under control within about three hours. A spokesman for the fire service said there had been no injuries. Picture: Simon Dukes.

Canford Heath fire

At the fire's height, the flames were visible up to 20 miles away. This picture was sent by Steve Guntrip in Bournemouth.




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