Firemen battle Chorley blaze

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FIREFIGHTERS are continuing to tackle a major blaze at a Chorley beautyspot.

They’ve been working since Friday on containing the blaze on moorland at Belmont/Anglezarke.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is also dealing with moorland fires in Ormskirk and Bacup.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Paul Richardson is urging members of the public to be extra vigilant whilst walking on the moors:

He said: “We are advising members of the public who are out on the moors during this period of hot and dry weather to take extra care and be vigilant.

“With strong winds, fires can move across the moors quickly, putting walkers in danger without giving them any warning.

We are also urging all smokers to make sure that they discard their smoking materials safely and responsibly.”

With the smoke from these fires being blown across South and West Lancashire, the Deputy Chief Fire Officer has also warned people with breathing difficulties to take extra care.

H said: “Whilst the smoke will cause no long-term health effects, people with breathing difficulties in South and West Lancashire are advised to keep their windows and doors shut.”