Fire crews tackling huge moorland blaze near Burnley

Firefighters from Burnley are currently extinguishing a moorland blaze on moors near Widdop Reservoir, Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge.

By Faiza Afzaal
Sunday, 19th April 2020, 4:19 pm

Smoke from the fire can be seen for miles around. Crews from Lancashire and West Yorkshire rushed to the scene after the fire broke out at 12-25pm today and are urging people to avoid the area.

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Shaun Walton, Group Manager, Lancashire Fire and Rescue has tweeted about the incident saying: "Crews from @LancashireFRS assisting @WYFRS to deal with large wildfire near Widdop Reservoir. Please avoid the area @ NW_Fire_Control."

Smoke can be seen for miles around. Picture by Rob Scott
Firefighters from Lancashire and West Yorkshire are at the scene. Picture by Lancashire Fire and Rescue