Firefighters respond to fire in woodland area off of Pinehurst Road

Fire crews are rushing to the scene of a fire in a Pinehurst woodland.

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The blaze, which started at around 3.30pm this afternoon, 15 August, appears to have started in a wooded area just off of Pinehurst Road, known as ‘The Venny’ locally.

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An eye-witness told Swindon 24 that the fire “looked bigger in person than it does in the photo, and you could hear the fire crackling”.

Pinehurst Road is currently blocked by the emergency services. Thamesdown Transport has cancelled its 3.49pm Service 17 between Penhill and Park North.