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Drone pictures of a heath fire in Canford Heath

The photographer took incredible drone footage of the fire in Canford Heath on Saturday night.

The photos show firefighters fighting a fire that is spreading through a popular place of beauty.

Matt Hicks caught the fire on Saturday.

Residents were asked to keep doors and windows closed as smoke rolled across the area.

Fire and smoke sidings were seen throughout the city as residents watched the scene in front of them in shock.

Canford Heath Fire by Matt Hicks

The true extent of the damage is not yet known, but the Dorset and Wiltshire fire and rescue services said many of their sources were still in place.

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Residents were told that an evacuation center had been opened at the Ashdown Leisure Center.

Fire Canford Heath. Photo by Matt Hicks

Roads around the area have been closed as firefighters try to put out the fire.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue said in an update: “A large number of our resources are still in operation.

“Due to several road closures, we still recommend the public to avoid this area. #AshdownLeisureCentre has opened as a local evacuation point for anyone who does not have access to their homes.”