Fire crews arrived at the Kilacleave Sports Field to find approximately 60 square metres of gorse on fire.

A FIRE crew from Ilfracombe was called to Kilacleave Sports Field in Ilfracombe after reports of a fire in the open yesterday (Mon) evening.

When they arrived at the field at around 8.40pm, fire fighters found approximately 60 square metres of gorse on fire at New Barnstaple Road.

Using one hose reel jet and two beaters, the crew managed to reduce the gorse affected to 20 square metres in 40 minutes.

Fire fighters then cut down to one hose reel jet to extinguish the rest of the fire.