Moorland fire sends smoke into Chorley sky

Moorland fire near Chorley. Pics by Chris Carter

Moorland fire near Chorley. Pics by Chris Carter

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SMOKE from a fire near Bolton filled the sky near Chorley earlier today.

More than 70 firefighters from Lancashire and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service battled the blaze on moorland in Belmont, near Bolton.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service received the call at 10:05am to the fire, which is covering an area of ‘several square miles’.

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