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UPDATE: Moorland fire in Blacko

moorland fire blacko

Published by Laura Pratt at 3:26pm 26th February 2019 (Updated 5:14pm 26th February 2019)

Eight fire crews from across Lancashire were called to a moorland fire in Blacko.

Around one square mile of moorland is on fire about half a mile from the nearest track on Gisburn Road.

Firefighters are currently using beaters and mist packs to control the blaze.

The cause of the fire is to be investigated.

Alongside crews from Nelson, Colne, Burnley, Padiham, Earby and Barnoldswick - there is a control unit and support fire engine from Fulwood and Softrak appliance and support fire engine from Rawtenstall assigned.


Fire crews were called just after 12.10pm today (26/2/19).

UPDATE

 As of 4.30pm, final checks were being carried out by the remaining crew from Leyland.

All of the fire had been extinguished and the service's drone is being flown over to make sure there are no more smouldering embers.

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