Humberside firefighters tackling moor blaze rescue baby deer

Credit: Humberside Fire

Fire crews tackling a major blaze on environmentally important peatland used oxygen to save a fawn.

A fire has been burning on Hatfield Moors near Doncaster since Sunday, and is likely to continue for days due to the dry conditions.

Firefighters from across Yorkshire have been working at the site, part of a complex of peatlands that are the largest lowland peat bogs in the UK.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service shared a photo on Twitter on Wednesday showing the female red doe fawn being given oxygen after it was found "in a bad way".

The crews said they would take the deer to be treated by the RSPCA and since then the animal charity updated followers, saying the deer was on its way to their Stapley Grange centre in Cheshire.

Meanwhile, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said it will be at the Hatfield Moors for several more days and it urged people to stay away.

It was unclear how the fire started.