Grass fire near Rivington Pike

Fire crews from Chorley and Preston were called out to a grass fire near Rivington Pike.

Rivington Pike,  hill summit on Winter Hill, part of the West Pennine Moors near Horwich. Taken by reader Margaret Fowler
Rivington Pike, hill summit on Winter Hill, part of the West Pennine Moors near Horwich. Taken by reader Margaret Fowler

Residents spotted the flames on the hillside, close to the Chinese Gardens, at around 7.45pm on Sunday.

When the Lancashire crews arrived, the flames were already under control by members of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.

It is unclear how the fire started.