Crews battling another large moor fire on Rivington Pike

Another large fire has broken out on Winter Hill in Lancashire.

Crews from Lancashire and Greater Manchester were called to fight the blaze, which Lancashire Fire say is being spread by the windy conditions.

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1500 to attend concert for Winter Hill emergency crews

Final preparations for the concert Credit: GTV

A huge thank you concert is being held to say thank you to the firefighters and Mountain Rescue teams who fought the Winter Hill fire. Emergency workers spent more than a month tackling the blaze which burnt across seven square miles of moorland

It will be the first concert of this magnitude to be held on the Great Lawn in the Rivington Terraced Gardens.


MPs visit scene of devastation of moorland fires

MPs Chris Green, Lindsay Hoyle and Jake Berry meet firefighters at Winter Hill Credit: Lancashire Fire and Rescue
The MP's were given a tour of the moorland devastated by the fires Credit: Lancashire Fire and Rescue
Jake Berry gets a first hand account of the battle to extinguish the blaze Credit: Lancashire Fire and Rescue
Large areas of the moors have been charred by the flames Credit: Lancashire Fire and Rescue


Man arrested as bomb disposal team search Liverpool flats

Police say the operation in Aigburth is continuing Credit: ITV News

A block of flats has been evacuated by Merseyside police as bomb disposal experts launched a search in Liverpool. A 52 year old man has been detained on suspicion of firearms offences as part of the operation on Beechwood Road south in Aigburth. The force says officers remain at the scene.

Man released by police investigating Winter Hill fires

Fire crews are still trying to put out the moorland fires Credit: ITV News

A man from Wigan has been released by police investigating the moorland blaze at Winter Hill near Bolton. He was being held on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life. A Lancashire Police spokesman said the investigation is continuing.

Crews confident that Winter Hill moor fire is under control

Drone footage shows the damage to Winter Hill near Bolton Credit: Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service

Firefighters who have been tackling a huge fire on moorland near Bolton say they're confident it is under control.

Around three square miles of Winter Hill has been scorched, since dry grassland was deliberately set alight over a week ago.

Walkers have been warned to stay away from the area while up to 20 crews from all over the country work to stop any further spread.

Steve Morgan from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service:

Moorland fires crews ask public to stay away

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Firefighters tackling the moorland fire at Winter Hill near Bolton have created a no-go zone to encourage people to stay away.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said it's concerned people are going to the site after a used disposable barbecue was found on unburnt land nearby.

The exclusion zone covers three square miles.

Steve Morgan from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service gave an update on their operation:

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