Tintwistle: Firefighters tackling moorland blaze in Derbyshire – BBC


By Samantha Noble
BBC News

Firefighters are tackling a moorland blaze in Derbyshire.
Crews were called to the fire above Tintwistle, in the High Peak area, at 19:30 GMT on Saturday, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said.
They are expected to remain at the scene of the blaze – which covers about 50 hectares – "for some time" on Sunday.
The fire service added: "The fire is being driven by the wind making firefighting more challenging."
On Sunday, the fire service said they had seven engines and two off-road vehicles at the scene, which was between Round Intake and Didsbury Intake.
Later, at about 15:00 BST, they said they were beginning to scale back crews and planned to withdraw all resources by the early evening.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service added they supported their Derbyshire colleagues on Saturday night, with three fire engines and one wildfire unit.
The fire service added: "Some residents in Greater Manchester reported smoke and ash last night. Wind was blowing in the direction of Manchester so this was likely from the moors.
"Firefighters worked hard under windy and tricky conditions. We ask residents to be safe and vigilant if visiting moorland areas."
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