FIREFIGHTERS tackled a blaze on a field occupied by travellers.

People who passed by the field off Denchworth Road in Wantage at 5.10pm on Monday spotted the high-rising smoke from the encampment.

One fire engine from Wantage Fire Station attended the scene of the incident where travellers parked their caravans last week.

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Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed the blaze on the field and said that emergency services remained at the scene until 5.45pm.

Photographs taken by passers-by show thick smoke rising above the high trees at the field.