Hero firefighter pictured saving tiny bird from flames

A firefighter rescues a bird from the flames on Winter Hill. Photo: Lancs Fire and Rescue
A firefighter rescues a bird from the flames on Winter Hill. Photo: Lancs Fire and Rescue
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As firefighters continue to battle the massive moorland blaze at Winter Hill, one took time out to rescue this little bird.

The firefighter from Collingham in Nottinghamshire was pictured holding a tiny bird that he had saved from the flames.

Lancashire Fire and rescue tweeted: "Could these guys be any more heroic?! A firefighter from Nottinghamshire saving a bird he found among the smouldering flames on the moors."

The unnamed hero is among 150 firefighters from eight different areas still battling the "aggressive" moorland fire.

https://www.lep.co.uk/news/fire-crews-from-around-uk-called-in-to-battle-massive-moorland-blaze-1-9229126

This afternoon the number of engines at the site was increased to 29 as crews struggle to stop the flames reaching nearby woodland.