Flames seen raging near Rivington

A fire in the Rivington area. Photo @kirky78/Twitter

A fire in the Rivington area. Photo @kirky78/Twitter

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Flames have been spotted in Rivington near Chorley tonight at around 8pm.

Images posted on social media show smoke pouring from the hillside and the fire visible from afar.

One witness reported being able to see the flames from the M61 motorway.

The exact location of the fire was not immediately clear.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue was unable to provide any further details when contacted by the Post.