Firefighters battle to contain moorland blaze at Winter Hill in Rivington

Firefighters are battling to contain a moorland blaze on the outskirts of Chorley. Pic: Shaun Walton
Firefighters are battling to contain a moorland blaze on the outskirts of Chorley. Pic: Shaun Walton
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Firefighters are battling to contain a moorland blaze on the outskirts of Chorley.

The fire at Winter Hill in Rivington is spanning about three hectares, according to one fire crew member.

Firefighters are battling to contain a moorland blaze on the outskirts of Chorley. Pic: Shaun Walton

Firefighters are battling to contain a moorland blaze on the outskirts of Chorley. Pic: Shaun Walton

In a Twitter post just before 9pm today Shaun Walton of Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Fire crews currently extinguishing wildfire on Winter Hill, Rivington approx three hectares in size.

“Specialist wildfire equipment being used to suppress it.”

Firefighters are battling to contain a moorland blaze on the outskirts of Chorley. Pic: Shaun Walton

Firefighters are battling to contain a moorland blaze on the outskirts of Chorley. Pic: Shaun Walton