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Fire crews are continuing to fight the moorland fire at Winter Hill, Rivington. Credit: Lancashire Fire Service

It's the sixth day of the moorland fire at Winter Hill, Rivington and fire crews have been working in extremely difficult conditions to try and extinguish the fire.

There is now 30 fire engines at the Winter Hill wildfire and it is likely to increase throughout the course of the day.

This includes fire engines and firefighters from Greater Manchester, Tyne and Wear, Shropshire and Nottinghamshire.

There is also two firefighting helicopters at the scene during daylight hours.

Firefighters tackling another wildfire in region

Firefighters have been tackling a massive wildfire at Rivington Pike in Lancashire this evening.

Images taken by a drone in the air show the fire spreading across the moors as firefighters work to bring the fire under control.

The Deputy Chief Fire Officer for Lancashire, Justin Johnston, said that the wildfire might have occurred given the long dry spell of weather.

On his Twitter page, he said:

We currently have seven fire engines and approx 35 firefighters fighting wildfires above Rivington.

It's very dry on the moors so please take care.

We've been aware that this might occur given the long dry spell. Fortunately crews are well trained and well equipped with special wildfire procedures.

Please take extra care while this beautiful weather continues.

– The Deputy Chief Fire Officer for Lancashire, Justin Johnston

This latest fire comes just hours after fire officers in Stalybridge had to battle another wildfire.

Manchester Fire Services were first called nearby the Carbrook and Buckton Vale areas at 8:20pm last night.


Campaign for historic gardens in Rivington to be preserved

Over £60,000 has been donated by the Heritage Lottery Fund to save Rivington Terraced Gardens in Lancashire.

The plans to save the gardens - created for soap magnate Lord Leverhulme as a spectacular venue for him to relax in and entertain - will mean they can be enjoyed for generations to come.

You can find out more about the project by visiting the website of the Rivington Heritage Trust.