Firefighters battle moorland blaze in Heapey, near Chorley

Firefighters battle moorland blaze in Heapey, near Chorley
Firefighters battle moorland blaze in Heapey, near Chorley
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Firefighters battled a moorland blaze in Heapey, near Chorley.

Crews were also at another moorland fire in East Lancashire at Jam Hill in Whitworth today.

Fire Brigades from Bacup, Rawtenstall and Rochdale were all involved in tackling the fires.

A Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "The fire is now out. It was a fire in the vicinity of Higher House Lane, Heapey."

In a Tweet the service said: "@LFRS_USAR @BacupFire and @RawtenstallFire and colleagues from @rochdalefire in action on two moorland fires: at Heapey, Chorley and in Jam Hill, Whitworth."