A LARGE wildfire fire broke out yesterday evening, needing five fire engines to tackle it.

Fire crews from Burnley, Bacup, Nelson and Rawtenstall arrived on the scene on Crown Point Road in Burnley at around 7.20pm on Thursday April 22.

There they found around four hectares of grass ablaze.

Firefighters were able to use beaters to combat the fire and dampen down the area.

By 8.50pm the incident was reduced to three pumps and finally, by 9.15pm the incident was no closed.

This comes just a week after another fire in the same area and almost a exactly a year since fire fighters were called to the very same spot.

Fortunately, on this occasion no injuries have been reported and the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.