Moor burns after temperature rise

Fire on the moors above Clowbridge Reservoir.
Fire on the moors above Clowbridge Reservoir.

The recent warm and dry weather may have contributed to a moorland fire on the hills above Clowbridge Reservoir.

Firefighters from Burnley were called to put out a blaze on the moorland around Manchester Road.

They used beaters and leaf-blowers to fight the flames.

A spokesman for the fire service said: “Two crews were there for around 30 minutes to put out the blaze, which we believe was started accidentally.

“The fire, which started around 7-20pm on Tuesday, June 9th, covered an area of grassland of around 200 metres by 100 metres.”