Firefighters quickly extinguished a 370-acre blaze near Arundel

FIREFIGHTERS managed to put out a massive 370-acre blaze in just over an hour.

The West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS) was called to a field near Bury Hill in Houghton near Arundel at 3.30pm this afternoon.

Seven fire engines, six off-road vehicles and a water carrier were deployed.

The fire was “well ablaze” but crews managed to bring it under control just over an hour after being called to the field.

The Argus: The Fire at ArundelThe fire near Arundel

A spokeswoman for WSFRS said: “At 3.32pm we were called to a field fire near Bury Hill, Houghton.

“Upon arrival, 150 hectares of grain and stubble were well lit.

“At peak times, seven fire engines, six off-road vehicles and a water carrier were in action.

“The fire has now been extinguished and the incident has been scaled back. Fire engines and SUVs from Billingshurst, Worthing, Littlehampton, Petworth, Storrington, Midhurst and Shoreham remain at the scene and steam.”

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