Emergency Services were called to tackle a fire on the Rossendale Moorland.

Six fire engines and police were called to the area this afternoon off Rochdale Road and Bamford Road, just south of Edenfield..

The Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service posted: “We have six fire engines at the scene of the fire. The fire has now been brought under control .

"Reports of a second fire in the area turned out to be a false alarm. Crews will be working over the next few hours to dampen down at the fire off Bamford Road, Ramsbottom."

Police said: “We are aware of a moorland fire ongoing off Rochdale Road and Bamford Road, just south of Edenfield. At this time we are requesting people in the area to close their windows and avoid the area where possible.”

Earlier this afternoon the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Six fire engines from Haslingden, Darwen, Hyndburn, Leyland and Bacup attended a moorland fire off Bamford Road, Ramsbottom.

“Two crews from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service also attended. Firefighters used powered blowers and beaters to combat the fire and are proceeding to damped down the affected area. No injuries have been reported. Crews remain in attendance at this time.”