Firefighters were called to a fire in the open near Salisbury Road, Downton yesterday afternoon, September 1.

Crews from Salisbury, Fordingbridge and Ringwood were called to deal with an agricultural fire at 1.51pm.

They were supported by a water carrier from Wilton and a landrover from Cranborne.

Salisbury Journal: Hay bales on fire in Downton. Credit: @RingwoodFire on TwitterHay bales on fire in Downton. Credit: @RingwoodFire on Twitter

Firefighters saved over 300 bales of hay, but a trailer unit and approximately 150 bales of hay were destroyed.

Four hose reels and farm machinery were used to extinguish the fire and the stop message was received at 5.52pm.

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