FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a huge fire at a plantation and urged people to stay away from the area.

Ten fire engines are in attendance at a fire involving a tree plantation on Longridge Fell at Old Clitheroe Road, Ribble Valley today after 2pm.

Firefighters are using water bowsers and jets to bring the fire under control.

A spokesman for the fire service said: "If you’re nearby and affected by smoke, please stay indoors and keep your windows and doors closed.

"We now have six fire engines dealing with a fire on Longridge Fell.

"Please avoid the area."

Chief Fire Officer, Justin Johnson took to twitter to warn people of the nearby fire and against starting them as they tackled a busy weekend with the Winter Hill and Darwen Moors incidents.

He said: "The two large Moorland and Forest Fires currently have approx 50 Firefighters at Darwen Moor and approx 60 Firefighters Longridge Fell .

"The conditions are the same across the county.

"Please, no Fires and no barbecues."

Lately, Lancashire is experiencing a rise in open fires as people continue to ignore warnings on starting fires and enjoying barbecues on sunny days, where fires may spread easily.

The fire service would like to warn people against causing unnecessary fires in open spaces.