Crews tackling new Winter Hill blaze

Firefighters are currently tackling a blazing wildfire near Winter Hill.

Saturday, 28th March 2020, 7:44 am
The fire on Winter Hill

And they are advising people to stay away from the area until the fire has been safely put out.

The crew used social media to issue the plea: "Currently attending large wildfire near to Winter Hill , please avoid the area and leave room for emergency vehicles."

The area around Winter Hill was subject to a similar blaze last year which took weeks to fully put out, but that fire took hold later in the year.

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Lancashire Fire and Rescue added: "Crews are currently putting in water breaks to prevent further spreading.

"At this point apprimately 2km has been affected."