Nine fire crews attend blaze in Chichester field

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Residents were issued a warning after a fire broke out at a field in Lavant this afternoon (Tuesday).

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service asked residents to keep their windows and doors shut whilst crews dealt with a blaze in a field near Chilgrove Road in Lavant which broke out shortly before 3pm.

Its post on social media added: "Around seven acres of stubble [are] alight.

"Pumps from East Wittering, Chichester, and Bognor are working alongside 4x4s from Selsey, Littlehampton, Chichester, Bognor, Midhurst, Petworth and a Hampshire crew from Havant as well as the water carrier from Fareham."

Providing an update at 5.20pm, the county fire service wrote: "We are scaling back this incident now, with [an engine from] Midhurst remaining at the scene to dampen down."