Lancashire TelegraphFire risk on ‘dried-out’ moorlands near Todmorden (From Lancashire Telegraph)

When news happens, text LT and your photos and videos to 80360. Or contact us by email or phone.

Fire risk on ‘dried-out’ moorlands near Todmorden

Lancashire Telegraph: Fire risk on ‘dried-out’ moorlands near Todmorden Fire risk on ‘dried-out’ moorlands near Todmorden

FIRE chiefs are urging countryside users to take care after a major moorland fire damaged a mile-long stretch of the South Pennines.

Specialist soft-track fire buggies were deployed to tackle the blaze on Walsden Moor, near Todmorden, which raged for several hours on Monday night.

Support came from a Bacup crew, and colleagues from Rochdale as the fire, which could be seen for miles, tore through the undergrowth.

Richard Edney, of Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Despite the amount of rain that has fallen over the winter, the moorlands have dried out considerably in recent weeks, and we have already had a few moorland fires across the region. We ask that people take care on the moors, particularly if they are smoking. Please discard smoking materials safely.

“Also avoid starting open fires in the countryside. If you notice a fire, please call 999 immediately.”


Comments are closed on this article.


About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree