FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a grass fire on the edge of the New Forest.

The blaze has broken out in an area known as Fields Heath, near Blackfield.

Crews from two fire stations - Beaulieu and Hardley - have been sent to the scene.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service described it as a small fire in the open involving 30m x 30m of gorse.

The alarm was raised just before 3.30pm.

Meanwhile firefighters are also tackling a grass fire in a field off the A338 near Fordingbridge.